3 On-The-Mark Items From Gaultier For Target

Erin Flaherty | February 10, 2010 - 7:20 pm

We’re (understandably) slightly less excited about cheapie designer collaborations these days. From the shoddy construction and poor fabric quality to the fact that they’re always sold-out so quickly and priced to the max on eBay — it all makes us a little yawny. (Oh, there’s also the overkill factor; let us not ignore that one.) Still, Gaultier is a living fashion legend, and it’s kind of nifty and weird and fun and a major sign of our times that he’s joined up with Target. The collection isn’t too astounding — and we think it reads pretty young, too — but we’ve narrowed it down to a few items that you might want to consider and why.

  1. This eye-print dress is quintessential Jean Paul Gaultier — it’s so fun and quirky for a cocktail party or just to wear around town on a spring day.
  2. Similarly, the yellow one is so swingy and pretty. Would we put that other signature J.P.G. staple, a tattoo-print shirt, underneath? No, we probably would not.
  3. Moto jackets are the “in” thing to wear over dresses and soft tees come spring, but they’re expensive, so this is a good way to buy into the look cheaply if you’re a real style whore. Or just buy those fingerless driving gloves she’s wearing with the eye dress for a way subtler look.