Jean Paul Gaultier did some of his best work in the 80s and 90s, and he revisited his best decades for his Spring 2013 collection.
Models Ajak Deng and Sessilee Lopez walked the catwalk in square hats and sharp suits, a la Grace Jones.
Another model did her best Ziggy Stardust in a one-legged jumpsuit complete with red hair and blue eye makeup. Of course there were also nods to Michael Jackson and Gaultier’s gal-pal and frequent collaborator, Madonna.
It was another fun show, full of lingerie-inspired corsets and sheer dresses perfect for a night on the town. Despite there not being a lot of every day looks, there were some easily wearable pieces like the red leather MJ jacket and sequined, denim skirt.
Another gorgeous look was the hair and make-up on the models which was clearly an homage to the lovely, Sade.
My favorite look came from model Hannelore Knuts as Annie Lennox in a peek-a-boo striped suit. Sweet dreams are made of this.
Go take a look at Lady Gaga’s new video for Edge of Glory. I’ll be over here.
I’m reading a lot of hate about the latest video from Gaga–everything from “what’s with the 80’s SAX player?”
I’ll tell you what’s up, kids–that’s 69 year old CLARENCE CLEMONS from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. Look it UP, Donna. (By the way, The Big Man suffered a stroke earlier this week and is still listed in serious condition.)
I’ll agree that Edge of Glory didn’t give me goosebumps like Bad Romance or Born This Way, but I appreciate the 80’s feel of the video. Oh, nostalgia. It reminded me of MJ’s Billie Jean, Tina Turner’s What’s Love Got to Do With It, and even Terri Nunn from the 80’s band Berlin.
I also appreciate the low-budget sound stage feel–the fire escape and window, dancing down a dark, wet city street–you know, like three-quarters of every 80’s video ever to air on MTV. I believe it’s called an HOMAGE?
Do your homework before you start bitching about something you clearly know nothing about.