Jean Paul Gaultier's Biker-Beekeeper-Pirate-CorpseBride Chic

Fifty-five-year-old designer Jean-Paul Gaultier has never been a fan of "subtle". Known as the enfant terrible of French fashion, many of his collections have been based on streetwear, and then twisted into over-the-top, playful, unusual ensembles. He made Madonna's famous cone-bra and often showed skirts (kilts and otherwise) for men on the runway. Gaultier also did the wardrobe for films like The Fifth Element, Kika, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, and The City of Lost Children. The collection he showed today in Paris has a clear vision, and that vision is of motocross-riding, beekeeping, and military corpse bride pirates. Of course! Oh, and almost all of the models were smoking. We were compelled to channel their swashbuckling thoughts. Click on any picture below to bring up the annotated gallery.
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DISCUSSION

I'm not sure how I'm feeling about the digital camoflage on half those outfits, but do I love the corsets/cinches? YES I DO!

Do I wish that pirate chic would actually become stylish? YES I DO!

I would wear the SHIT out of it. I'm with ashuri2 - I SO want to be a pirate wench when I grow up.