Jean Paul Gaultier’s love of pop culture was ever apparent at his recent spring/summer 2012 haute couture show in Paris. Paying tribute to the late Amy Winehouse, Gaultier celebrated the rock-n-roll femme fatale with massive beehives, beauty marks, structured corsets, cigarettes, dark vampy black eyeliner and clothes that embodied the singer’s personal style. A doo-wop band channeled Winehouse performing the singers’ hits throughout the show.
Models strutted the runway in sexed up Fred Perry-esque polo tops, pencil skirts, visible bra straps, lacy lingerie and vinyl leggings—50’s influences were woven throughout the collection. The spring color palette was bold and bright with vivid greens, oranges, pinks, yellows and blues that cooled to sheer nudes and neutrals. Siren, Karlie Kloss appeared in a green taffeta trench posing provocatively at the end of the runway. It was a bodacious collection filled with femininity and excess — a brilliant testimonial to the singer. Sadly, the only thing missing was Amy herself.
Written by: Stacie Fleming
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