PARIS (Reuters) – Models stormed the runway in animal prints, neon dresses and designs that played with optical illusions at Jean Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture collection on Wednesday, set to a banging 1990s euro dance soundtrack.
Gaultier – who joined the fur-free trend late last year at a time when brands like Burberry or Gucci are also dropping pelts – evoked an array of wildlife with animal prints including a panther coat and geometric, zebra-striped dresses.
In a warm, party atmosphere, the audience – which included U.S. pop singer Christina Aguilera – cheered on French model Cindy Bruna, dressed in a pleated aniseed-coloured chiffon dress and Coco Rocha in her monochrome dress and vest, a mix of wool and a python pattern.
Notable stand-outs included a quilted cape made of neon green satin, laid on the model’s head like a tent, oversized long collars used as sleeveless jackets and enormous, faux-fur chapka hats.
Presented in Gaultier’s Paris headquarters, the collection…
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