Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2011

I liked this Jean Paul Gaultier show, it had a lot of fun, burlesque-y, cabaret costume pieces that look chic and luxe. The strong points were the coat dresses, the lace and ruffle trims, and the colour palette of black and red. But a few of the pieces felt a bit too ready-to-wear (and this isn’t the first show to do this, ahem, Chanel!) I get a bit confused when designers send “un-couture” pieces down their catwalks, how are they going to convince a customer to buy something that will be several times more expensive than the off-the-rack version, if it looks similar? Maybe the customers are so rich they don’t care.

I love…

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the perfect evening coat dress: glamourous, sexy, and confident.

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that the models are carrying numbers, like in the old school days of couture.

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those floating bands across the shoulders.

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the asymmetrical trench dress.

I loathe…

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that a few of these looks feel too ready-to-wear.

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a tacky sweater.

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a dress that looks like its been made from left over party decorations.

Images from Vogue.com.

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