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PARIS FASHION WEEK: JEAN PAUL GAULTIER AW13

Jean Paul Gaultier balances futuristic military and traditional feminine glamour in his autumn/winter namesake collection.

Jessica Stam backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2013 Paris Fashion Week
Jean Paul Gaultier’s autumn/winter collection had a distinct air of contradiction. Contrasting textures, styles and cuts, which would have been otherwise looked unfavourably disjointed, united effortlessly under the helm of the Gaultier name. Harsh, military jackets and strong linear cuts paired off with coy, off-the-shoulder cuts, luxurious furs and flowing sheers skirts. The dark, moody colour palette also seamlessly blended the disparate looks, with swaths of oxblood, dark purple, greys and blacks adding a certain – dare we say it? –

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sophistication to the collection.

Sequential block patterns invaded form-fitting dresses, studded leather jackets trespassed on whimsical sheer skirts, brass metallic golds and silvers usurped sleek feminine suits, and a floor-length deep purple sheer gown accepted the rule of jagged, linear black piping. It would seem in the land of Gaultier, juxtaposing futuristic, military Amazonian women with the glamorous, but traditional, femme fatale isn’t just rule of law – it’s plain common sense.

Backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2013 Show Paris Fashion Week

Backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2013 Show Paris Fashion Week Backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2013 Show Paris Fashion Week

Karlie Kloss Backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2013 Show Paris Fashion Week

Cara Delevingne and Jessica Stam Backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2013 Show Paris Fashion Week
Jean Paul Gaulter Backstage at Autumn/Winter Show Paris Fashion Week

Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2013 Show Paris Fashion Week Backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2013 Show Paris Fashion Week

Backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2013 Paris Fashion Week
Cara Delevingne Backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2013 Show Paris Fashion Week

Karlie Kloss backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2013 Show Paris Fashion Week
Words: Elise Marraro (follow Elise on Twitter: PardonMe_Lissie)
Images: Harry Carr

PARIS FASHION WEEK: JEAN PAUL GAULTIER AW13

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