Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012 Couture Collection

Posted on January 27, 2012

We’re of two minds about this collection and its inspiration. Amy Winehouse is destined for the same iconhood that gets bestowed on so many 27ers, and she was already something of a fashion icon at the time of her death, so the idea of Jean Paul Gaultier looking to her for inspiration doesn’t seem so odd on the face of it. Especially when he has a history with bad girl, rocker chick styles. But perhaps it’s too soon to be plastering her hair and face on a collection of runway models. The clothes, with their rock and rockabilly undertones, were enough of a tribute to the girl. It’s all colorful and loud and a little crazy, and we would expect no less from JPG. But doing the models up in Amy drag tends to make this fun collection feel a little morose.

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