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Jean Paul Gaultier

Spring 2018 Couture

Paris

Jean Paul Gaultier

Spring 2018 Couture

Paris

BY Katharine K. Zarrella

January 24, 2018

This season, Jean Paul Gaultier sent out an homage to storied 1960s designer Pierre Cardin who—wait for it—sat front row! Pierre Cardin! Ninety-five-year-old legend! Sitting front row! With groovy tunes thumping over the speaker and hypnotic black-and-white swirls adorning the space, Gaultier paraded a fusion of his own signature styles and Cardin’s space-age aesthetic. There were black-and-white mod patterns galore. There were space-girl-style coifs (courtesy of Odile Gilbert). There were spiral glasses, donned by Anna Cleveland, naturally. There was a fringe-embellished tuxedo and electric-hued monochrome looks and outsized accessories. Most importantly, there was dancing and drama and fun—all JPG essentials. At the end of the show, house favorite Coco Rocha came out to Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg’s 60’s tune “Comic Strip,” did a twirl, and, like a Russian nesting doll, unwrapped her precious little daughter from her skirt. The pair pranced down the runway, occasionally stopping to throw up their arms and do a dance-pose combo. It was adorable. It was a riot. It was a show. And we can always count on JPG to give us that.

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