Gaultier Couture: Hollywood Glamour Gals & Sci-Fi Sorceresses

Jean-Paul Gaultier never had formal training as a designer, but rose to fame creating whimsical and theatrical confections: Madonna's cone bra; the costumes for Luc Besson's The Fifth Element. His collection shown in Paris today was playful, retro and glam.

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Where does one go in sequined overalls and a mink? And when one arrives, can one sit down without ruining ones ensemble?

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So many dead animaux, so little pretty.

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Think this coat is all about strong shoulders? You may have a point.

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Beautifully cut, with art deco details — an opaque version would be heavenly.

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Are the hair and the thigh-bands a nod to Leeloo? Also — pay close attention to those gloves, which are clear on the inside of the arm and velvety on the outside.

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The man knows drama; this coat is a spectacle.

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This gown would be at home on the set of Serenity or on any inter-galactic red carpet.

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If you like your silver screen goddess looks straight up, no chaser, this is it. Maybe not the most inventive dress, but stunning as it channels the '30s.

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Here's where the "whimsy"comes in — those are film strips on her bodice.

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Someone's been watching a lot of old movies.

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What is this? Part Chrysler building, part Airstream trailer, part Pontiac Silver Streak, this (swimsuit? leotard? playsuit?) has Lady GaGa's name on it.

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Attitude not included.

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More steam-age meets space age. The structure is reminiscent of Thierry Mugler's motorcycle or Metropolis bustiers. But softer, with bling-shaped hips and shoulders.

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Even if you wouldn't wear any of this, it's hard not to appreciate the fact that there is capital D Drama in every detail.

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The silhouette here is very similar to that of the Diva Plavalaguna.

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The Diva would not have worn a baby-doll dress with plastic platform shoes, though, would she? Luckily, in space no one can hear you scream.

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DISCUSSION

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Multi-pass.

Is it weird that I don't like overalls, but I would looove to have a sequined one?? Because the whole outfit in picture #1 is insane, and I want it now.