Wednesday, April 18, 2012

When Adam and Eve met Jean Paul Gaultier

I am sure you know Jean Paul Gaultier is having a much deserved major fashion moment right now: First there was The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.  And then the show The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk opened at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.  And then in a major pop cultural art moment he designed Diet Coke bottles.

In Spring Summer 1991 Gaultier wanted to shake up the garden of Adam and Eve.  He reimagined them as modern day Rastafarians.  He wanted to reassemble men and women, masculine and feminine together.  This rare and beautiful midnight blue silk jacket is from that 1991 collection.  The front is cut out and completely wired with appliqués of pleated leaves.  The jacket nips in at the waist and the hips are curvaceous and reminiscent of Christian Dior's iconic "Bar' suit.

I am feeling much like Eve... very, very tempted!

1991 Jean Paul Gaultier Adam and Eve collection silk cut-out jacket


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