Jean Paul Gaultier
Spring-Summer 2014 – A flurry of butterflies contributed to the bright and imaginative collection that was Jean Paul Gaultier’s SS14 Haute Couture collection.
Drawing inspiration from the classic, butterfly shape, sleeves were shaped like butterfly wings, models wore butterfly head pieces and dresses were embroidered in pretty wing detail.
Despite his playful and, somewhat, unusual choice to experiment with butterfly imagery, Gaultier also managed to stay true to his roots with the series of provocative and risqué pieces present in the collection. These pieces came in the form of intricate bodices, sheer dresses and revealing tailoring.
Yet, despite the element of femme fatale, his collection was also layered with true elegance and charm.
The finale of the show featured the beautiful Dita Von Tease in an incredible butterfly shaped dress that proved, even after many years as a top Haute Couture designer, Jean Paul Gaultier still knows how to create a show stopping piece.
Whilst his collection was indeed unusual and edgy, it was also highly imaginative and inspiring. Haute Couture is all about pushing and testing the boundaries of fashion and embracing new heights of creativity and, after all, there can’t have been anyone better to remind us of this than Gaultier himself.