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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 stereotypes.

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.

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