Jean Paul Gaultier brought the penultimate day at Paris Fashion Week to a close on Sunday with a 1980s-style show.
The French fashion designer unveiled his latest spring/summer 2013 collection in his nation’s capital city as a number of celebrity lookalikes dressed as Madonna, Grace Jones, Boy George and Michael Jackson took to the catwalk in a fitting finale to the fashion spectacle.
Karlie Kloss donned Boy George-inspired clothing and Jourdan Dunn strutted her stuff on the runway as Sade, while a Madonna wannabe donned a sexy leather dominatrix cage-dress.
Another model walked down the catwalk in a stunningly vibrant jumpsuit decorated with stars as she posed as David Bowie, and a Grace Jones lookalike starred as the actress on the runway complete with a cigarette in her mouth.
Other brands to display their latest collections during the closing stages of Paris Fashion Week saw a “graphic and modernist” showcase by Hermes, with the fashion giant’s Christophe Lemaire creating a mix of busy graphic prints complemented with neat tailored lines.
Speaking backstage after the show, he told Vogue.co.uk: “I wanted it to be graphic and modernist, masculine and feminine but I also wanted to explore and express the richness of Hermes.”
Rapper Kanye West took his seat on the front row to watch Phoebe Philo’s latest modern and feminine Celine collection in a full catwalk show shortly after the brand chose an intimate presentation to unveil its fall/winter 2012/2013 garments.
As well as the array of stunning clothing on display, Paris Fashion Week will particularly be remembered for Hedi Slimane’s first unveiling for Yves Saint Laurent, after he renamed the label’s ready-to-wear line Saint Laurent, and Raf Simons’ dazzling Dior debut.
(The Wall Street Journal)