Gaultier Haute Couture Fall 2011
Matt Smith, aka Dr. Who, It Girl Daisy Lowe, Milla Jovovich and Director Paul Anderson
Playboy’s September cover girl Daisy Lowe, described as the “It Girl” by noted fashion writer Suzie Menkes, sat beside the runway of the Jean Paul Gaultier haute couture fall 2011 show during the Paris collections in a slip-dress with a built-in, 1950s-style, circular-stitched cone bra.
Similar in design to Madonna’s Gaultier-designed outfit for her 1990 “Blonde Ambition” tour, Lowe’s attire seemed right at home at this fun, eclectic show. The British model attended with Matt Smith, aka “Doctor Who” in the UK television series.
Milla Jovovich of “Resident Evil” and her husband, writer/ producer/ director Paul WS Anderson brought their daughter, Ever Gabo, a future fashionista, judging from her rapt attention to the show.
Inspired by the Natalie Portman/ Mila Kunis characters in the film, “The Black Swan,” Jean Paul Gaultier set his glorious collection to a rock version of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” while asking the audience to imagine themselves as white swans, black swans and combinations thereof.
Included were elegantly tailored, menswear-inspired women’s wear, actual menswear (on men), women’s skirts (also on men), edgy cocktail dresses and exotic, glamorous gowns. One wondered how Gaultier could top his last season’s haute couture finale, when male model Andrej Pejic appeared as the bride, and then a can-can dancer followed, executing splits along the runway.
But why doubt the brilliant Gaultier? The bald and beautiful model Eve Salvail strode the catwalk as the bride – a statuesque and stunning white swan, before French recording superstar Mylene Farmer came strutting out in a black leather-jacketed mini-dress, so long in back it had a train. (Farmer holds the title for having the most no. 1 hits on the French charts.)
Photos, the Jean Paul Gaultier haute couture fall 2011 show, from top: Daisy Lowe and Matt Smith; Paul WS Anderson, Ever Gabo, Milla Jovovich. More pictures from the show are in the gallery below.
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Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall 2011
Published August 2011 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA