Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall Winter 2012/2013
Jean Paul has always been known as one of the worlds finest designers but he is special in his trade as he designs haute couture which is a privilege instead of a right. If the syndicate chamber haute couture invites you to be a couturier then you are of the highest ranking design talents in the world. Unfortunately there has been some time since a couture show has included menswear and who better to step to the plate than the man who tests the boundaries of gender and the limitations of design, than Gaultier himself?
For his Fall Winter 2012-2013 couture collection in Paris Jean Paul showcased a series of looks that were inspired by poet and memoirist Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin also known as George Sand. She was known for running amok and doing horrendously unimaginable things like smoking in public and cross dressing. These terrorized the locals and her reputation was born. The very same rep that carried on throughout the ages and inspired Gaultier to dress his models like men. Perhaps this was the idea that spawned menswear in his couture show. Since there already were men’s designs, why not have male models show them off?
This show should go down in the history books for driving men to appreciate and purchase haute couture clothing. The market has had its doors shut to the male audience for so long that even now that the collection has been released it is a wonder if it will sell any pieces?
At the very most men are used to paying for a custom made suit that can be tailored in the fabric of their choice with the lining that they desire. Couture is so much more than that… and… so much more expensive. Is the increase in price necessary for men? is it justified? Men, I want to know what you think!
Would you purchase any of the pieces from the Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2012 couture show??? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Check out the images of Andrej Pejic, who wore both male and female clothing during the runway show. He looks Amazing!