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Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris Fashion Week, Spring 2009, Dita Von Teese

Paris Fashion Week, Spring 2009: Jean Paul Gaultier

Paris Fashion Week continued yesterday as enfant de terrible of French fashion, Jean Paul Gaultier presented his surprisingly commercial collection.

Gaultier was inspired by dance for this collection which opened with a performance and was staged as though taking place in a rehearsal studio.

He explained, "To me, clothes on a hanger are simply still lives. It's only when someone wears them that they come alive. Here, the idea was to create clothes that have several uses. You can go for a swim, you can also go out and it turns into a dress."

Maybe the current financial climate encouraged him to create a collection that was very wearable but the pieces lacked the controversy for which Gaultier is famed. The pieces were beautifully made and draped elegantly, whilst slits and sheer fabrics hinted at sexuality.

Dita Von Teese sat in the front row looking beautifully ladylike. See below for images of the collection. What do you think of the dance inspired items?


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