Jean Paul Gaultier

Spring-Summer 2011 - English punk-rock met the French can-can. How the two coincide is something one can wonder, but Gaultier did so in an overwhelming way in his S/S 11 collection. Punk fashion in the guise of Mohawk wigs accessorised the ruffles, frills and flounces in a can-can manner. Everything in this collection had a punk veneer, corroborating evidence would be an outfit named ‘Vicious’ decorated with chains and studs, albeit draped over a black crepe sheath with a flounce of tulle for the can-can effect. Studded biker jackets were teamed with chainmail t-shirts and fishnet skirts. The complex tailoring Gautier is renowned for shined through with his intricate corsetry and silk brocade tuxedo suits. Necklines were strapless, asymmetrical and one shouldered.

Zoe Garton

Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.


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