Ah, Jean-Paul Gaultier: the audacious enfant terrible of the fashion world. If Dior was one archetype of couture week, here's the other: unrelated to humanity and very possibly tinged with madness. This year's couture show took its inspiration from "construction and foundation" and cited the Eiffel Tower as a source. It's always a losing game to try to untangle the, ahem, complex tapestry of a designer's vision, but going on these clues I attempted to slip into JPG's mind and guess which of the three influences was at work in the selected images, below.

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