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Haute Couture 2014: Jean Paul Gaultier’s Butterfly Effect

Haute Couture 2014: Jean Paul Gaultier’s Butterfly Effect

Call it the butterfly burlesque, with Jean Paul Gaultier seizing on the ephemeral insect’s decorative wings to bring his cabaret-themed Spring-Summer 2014 haute couture creations to life.

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Greeted by whoops of delight, Dita Von Teese even did a turn on the runway, clad in black stockings and a winged blue and black corset by the mythic Mr. Pearl.

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The story lent a sense of freedom to the collection’s color palette and forms, with the runway transforming into a butterfly house for a variety of species. Butterfly-wing lapels were used to create peak shoulders on a glamorous high-waist tuxedo; a dress in pleated plum silk fluttered with hand-rolled hems, creating a ragged effect like the edges of a butterfly’s wings; recalling the softness of a cocoon was a white, embroidered Victoriana blouse with balloon sleeves, while striking lacquered guipure pieces echoed the black veins of a butterfly’s wings.

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The mood darkened as the show progressed, however, with more literal cabaret-style costumes and lingerie-inspired looks accessorized with dramatic feather headdresses, mixed in with black satin butterfly capes and flame-print dresses.

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Suffice it to say the collection had wings, for, bar a handful of classics — including the marinière t-shirt, bejeweled denim vests and a net mermaid skirt with a burst of red tulle at its base — Gaultier mined his theme with the fervor of a fashion entomologist on a mission, and it proved a smart direction.

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When filtered down to its core features, after all, a butterfly — like each of these creations — is all about unique beauty, an ultra slim body and bold shoulders, in other words the magic formula for the house’s couture clients.

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( inspiration via BLOUIN ARTINFO  )

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