An easygoing collection, full of references to his sparkling career and to the topics most dear to him, from the seafarer to the fetish, from the great world of the circus to that of dance. The creative universe of Jean-Paul Gaultier is full of dreamlike images, powerful and extraordinary, a bit like him, with that air, as an impertinent artist, who never seems to age. In the body and in the spirit. Yesterday like today everything seems so equal, nothing seems to have changed and it is frankly a reassuring sensation.
His new Haute Couture spring/summer 2019 collection expresses the essence of an artist who in his life has always done things his way, identifying and following a path that is very characteristic of him and that distinguishes him. Surrounded as always by his beloved muses, during the catwalk one of them, the divine Dita Von Teese, queen of burlesque with porcelain skin, enters wrapped in a dress with a sublime design, with a tulle skirt dubbed in champagne silk and a bodice from whose neckline two wings hover, an ideal stylistic continuation that makes his triumphal performance even more sensual and impressive.
After her a riot of bright and lively colors that enhance the lines of literally fabulous kimonos, shell-shaped skirts, light and fluctuating dresses that draw a new idea of femininity with women as subject and never again just the object of seduction. The rules of the game, you know, have changed and it is Jean-Paul Gaultier, feminist of the first hour, to deal the cards. The enfant terrible of French fashion does not cheat, rather raises with his Queen of the Sea who has shark-like jaws on her shoulders. The invitation to men is clear: watch your back.
However, it is not a French-style #metoo, Jean-Paul Gaultier has always been in the forefront of the liberation of the woman, accompanying herself in her struggles like Madonna and making her clothes authentic fight posters. Alternative, disruptive, out of every scheme, irreverent: Jean-Paul Gaultier is always Gualtier and these times, he is one of the few certainties that remains.
Mood: Tripudio couture
Lengths: all in a seduction race between mini and long
Volumes: all, both skinny and seductive and wide and sumptuous
Colors: yellow, black, blue, orange,
Fabrics: satin, silk, organza, mikado, lace, tulle