"Jean Paul Gaultier took a turn to the wild side with his Fall 2013 Haute Couture collection. With models' hair twisted sky-high and painted with leopard spots, animal prints along with sculpted volume were the themes of the season. The overall effect had more than a nod and a wink to the '80s with Mugler-esque quilting on jackets, oversize shoulders that would look at home on Grace Jones, and patterned tights with every look.
Standouts include a cobalt leather dress with a wide belt and exaggerated hips and a frothy bridal trouser suit on Liu Wen."
"Jean Paul Gaultier Fall Couture – Feeling in a feline mood, French designer Jean Paul Gaultier
sent out a collection of big cat inspired looks for his fall 2013 haute
couture collection. Known for his sense of camp, Gaultier did not shy
away from color nor print with his latest couture outing. Models
strutted the catwalk in body-hugging silhouettes covered in spotted fur
patterns and leopard print stockings.
Gaultier also found inspiration in the clowns of cinema, citing
references such as “The Clowns” by Italian director Federico Fellini as
well as David Bowie’s “Ashes to Ashes” music video. The circus influence
can be seen in bright, circular patterns found on dresses, cone-shaped
hats and over-exaggerated trouser proportions. Still, it’s not all fun
and games; Gaultier’s attention to craftsmanship is evident by the
impeccable embroidery and shapes presented." by Joanna...fashiongonerogue.com