Style clones of Madonna, Boy George, Grace Jones and David Bowie hit the runway at Paris Fashion Week. Designer Jean-Paul Gaultier turned to glam-rock and pop fashion of the 1980s to create his new collection.
The designer said he was inspired by the icons of the 1980s as it was the time when people didn’t fear to look odd and dress up utterly eccentric, creating a unique styles.
“Just because there’s an economic crisis doesn’t mean we all have to act all miserable and show depressing clothes… Why should it all be about minimalism? There’s room for joy as well… In the 80s there were all these crazy looks, whereas nowadays it’s all about copying what others are doing, like clones,” Gaulter said about his collection.
The fashion guru, who worked with many of the 1980s stars showed looks inspired by Grace Jones, Jane Birkin, Michael Jackson to a soundtrack of 80s hit songs. The show was staged against a backdrop of a fancy nightclub complete with giant disco ball.
Earlier this year Gaultier created a tribute-collection dedicated to the late singer Amy Winehouse. It was warmly received by the critics, however was considered offensive by the singer’s father Mitch Winehouse.
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