They say true love always finds you when you least expect it: in my case it happened yesterday where I least expected it: Jean-paul Gaultier's headquarters. If you've been following my blog for a bit you certainly know my confused feelings towards Gaultier - sometimes unbelievable genius, sometimes just banal - but yesterday I had the opportunity of viewing his complete A/W 2010 collection and I was simply impressed by every piece! Great finishings, to-die-for fabrics and lovely shapes, flattering for every women. But the True Love moment came when I saw this cape/coat:
Sorry about the not-so great pictures (iPhone and euphoria are responsible). In any case, I guess you can understand my excitement? A silk Manila shawl sewn together with suede and renard! It simply looked otherworldly, a mix between exotic Poiret, Spanish passion and Russian extravaganza! And the great thing is I could picture myself wearing it, but I could also imagine "Maman" in it (my mum has great style, all rich colours and a touch of eccentricity). Conclusion? A truly elegant and timeless piece that looks this good when worn:
In a time when "luxury" means ripped-up jeans that cost 2000 euros, waiting lists of more than 5 years or whatever a certain "fashion icon" called Victoria Beckham might be wearing (for instance ripped-up jeans that cost 2000 euros), Gaultier has delivered a collection that is truly inspiring and truly luxurious. Chapeau!