Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Jean-Paul Gaultier Mania!

Jean-Paul Gaultier; bondage, prostitutes, the sailor, the trench coat, India, the Fifth Element and of course Paris. The once 'Enfant Terrible' of fashion is now well into the fourth decade of his work and it is as stunning and integral to the dialogue of fashion as ever. Paris '99 has been the conduit for many a Gaultier creations, we simply love everything he does. Please enjoy some of the current selection of Gaultier pieces, showing his great creative range as each one differs from the next!

When I saw this dress I knew it had to be here, its just so incredible. Made of metres and metres of the gathered cotton with the fine metallic stripe erupting from the iconic Gaultier bustier bodice its perfect for swirling up the dance floor at a garden tea party in spring. The ties can be placed in front under the bust, to the centre back for a cute and refined look or in a single or double bow on the side for that extra sense of movement. Those of you in Melbourne gearing up for Spring Racing Carnival must come and have a whirl in this dress!
Jean-Paul Gaultier Femme bustier gathered cotton dress, size Italian 40 (Aus 8-10) Now SOLD

Just arrived yesterday! The Renoir style ballerina scene printed in such detail on this, for lack of a better word, poncho, shows Gaultier's softer side. Actually cut from two rectangles with a neck hole, the viscose drapes beautifully around the body and moves with a spring that brings the whole scene to life! Perfect for an afternoon by the beach or again, a spring time garden party...notice the theme?
Jean-Paul Gaultier Maille Femme ballet printed viscose poncho, size S (but really once size fits all)

Feeling like a little sheer French provincial chic? This snap fasten (set on a lovely grosgrain ribbon, no less) shirt dress in gorgeous viscose crepe is just the one! With slightly puffed sleeves folded back onto the arm tightly, loose hanging front pockets and a double yoke and double faced waist panel its demure yet that little bit naughty. And what may not be clear in the pictures is that wherever one would expect the stripes to meet and match, they do absolutely flawlessly. Its that extra bit of care in finish that takes these pieces just that level higher and its why we love them!
Jean-Paul Gaultier Femme pinstriped viscose crepe shirt dress, size Italian 42 (Aus 10) NOW SOLD to gorgeous lady indeed!

Still in that slightly country, farmer, harvest mood is this Russian style elasticated edgings printed silk bloused top. The fabric has the lightest most ephemeral touch and the print evokes a 70s wheat field get together. The elastic on the hem creates the most lovely swing back shape and then cuts right into the small of the back, which when worn with slim fit pants or pencil skirt lengthens the legs immensely. Just get a hot contrast bra underneath, or relive the no bra days too!
Jean-Paul Gaultier Femme Classique printed silk chiffon top, size Italian 42 (Aus 8-10) Now SOLD

For a tailored jacket with a twist and surprise is this matador red strong shouldered wrap belted number. Made from a bouncy wool gaberdine it features the press stud closure and an almost motor-bike style belted wrap with a heavy brass buckle. The perfect construction can be seen with hand details necessary in a tailored jacket and perfectly finished narrow jet pockets. The greatest surprise is the intricate Parisian scene printed all over the lining, something only you (and anyone who sees this blog of course) know about!
Jean-Paul Gaultier Femme red wrap belted jacket, Italian size 42 (Aus 10) NOW SOLD, amazing!

Wow, this gorgeous woman must have telepathic powers! I got a call about this jacket just as I was starting to blog, so of course I have to put it in to show you all how great it is! I love the colour midnight, darker than navy and a shade short of black. This midnight blue wrap around shirred back bow detail jacket borders on the tasteful side of bondage with its corset tight waist. I can see her wearing it now with cigarette pants and patent leather pumps and running through shadows, sexy and mysterious!
Jean-Paul Gaultier Femme cotton shirred back jacket, size Italian 40 (Aus 6-8) Now SOLD

Finally for today is a real Gaultier staple item, the printed mesh top. Seen in every collection since almost the beginning the printed mesh tops are an icon that send collectors all over the world crazy. This one here is the cardigan that shreds to reveal the muscle tissue and skeleton underneath, and the print is so life-like its scary and gross, yet engrossing and amazing at the same time.
Jean-Paul Gaultier Maille Femme 'shredded cardigan' nylon mesh top, size M

Hope you liked some, if not all, of these Jean-Paul Gaultier offerings from us. Please contact through the blog, via email at or directly by phone on +61424583409 to make an appointment to visit the salon, we'd love to have you over!

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