I am a very visual thinker and my descriptions of things are usually very colourful so I apologize in advance for my Jean Paul Gaultier impressions.
The Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2009 couture collection can be described as business woman by day, dominatrix superheroine by night. The Gaultier woman is fierce and fearless and ready for whatever the world throws at her. Her pallette is dark and she is chameleonic effortlessly switching from Jessica Rabbit to Marilyn Monroe to Princess Leia Redux to Sponge Bob Squarepants to blonde rock star with the flick of her polished sleek bob, tight 1930s waves or sleek ponytail.
Geometrics, sheer, biker tough chic and strong shoulders – trends that we’ve seen throughout the couture shows – made an appearance on the Gaultier runway. There was even a mullet trench coat dress (short in the front, long in the back).
There was a lilac bodysuit that looked like something that a modern day Aphrodite would have worn as she was “born” from the seashell or Zeus’ head (whichever version of the myth you prefer), a dress that was a gorgeous contrast in texture and colour (black velvet body and white sleeves) and the iconic cone bra.
The Gaultier collection showed women ready for any battle whether it be a sample sale or the plunging economy.