At Gaultier, The Sexes Pull Together
PARIS, January 30, 2006 - Jean Paul Gaultier's excellent show on Monday
evening celebrated the launch of his new unisex perfume, Gaultier squared,
two 40 ml bottles that are held together by a powerful magnet.
Simultaneously, he proved that the codes that separate the sexes are becoming
blurred. The opening thin-cut tapered tweed suits were modeled by both men
and women, and the intermingling progressed from there to the point that
women were wearing the pants and men the skirts - or at least the Gaultier
signature version of skirt-pants and skirts layered over pants.
Elegantly tailored suits (some designed with a zipper bisecting the front)
and trenches gave way to leather trimmed in fur. Of the looks presented, the
guy in the silk pajamas topped by a housecoat dripping in mink really struck
at the heart of what Gaultier had to say on the reversal of roles and
A manicured male model strutted with a fox thrown over his shoulder, and
another Casanova-type debauchee wore a gold-sequined handkerchief twirled
around his neck. The final tuxedo was presented by a pristine-looking male,
his chiseled features veiled by hair net.
It doesn't get any hotter.