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Seeing Stripes In Jean Paul Gaultier’s House

Jean Paul Gaultier decorates an apartment in Paris with his signature nautical stripes. Dizzy yet? [00 o 00 Blog] Keep reading »

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Line For Target Debuted, Sold Out

Jean Paul Gaultier‘s collection for Target arrived today yesterday, but if you didn’t stay up all night, endlessly refreshing Target.com, or make an early morning trip to the store, you probably missed out. That’s because most of the JPG for Target clothes were gone before 9 a.m. on Monday morning.

I thought the point of high-end designers collaborating with mass retailers was to get their name out beyond the world of fashion insiders and to give those of us who can’t afford a real designer clothes a taste of our favorite labels. But design-for-all doesn’t seem to be the goal anymore. When the only people who can get their hands on the clothes are fashion insiders and crazy entrepreneurs who snap up as much as they can and sell the items for more than twice the retail prize, the original purpose is defeated. And I’m not alone in feeling annoyed with the exclusivity of these “democratic” offerings. Keep reading »

“Avatar” Takes On The Runway

We’ve talked about the “Alice In Wonderland” impact on the runway, but it looks like this year’s Oscar darling has the Disney classic beat. “Avatar,” the James Cameron flick about big blue aliens and their planet (OK, so I fell asleep during the movie), raked in over $2 billion so it was only a matter of time before the fashion industry hopped on a train to planet Pandora. Jean Paul Gaultier took an Eden-like approach to his January show, and Vogue‘s March issue will feature a 10-page spread of forest-inhabiting, tattoo-smothered models. New York designer Jen Kao has already proclaimed that her next collection will be an homage to the sci-fi film. The photo above shows some “Avatar”-esque looks from Valentino and Gautlier. What do you think — would you dress like a Navi? [New York Times] Keep reading »

Jean Paul Gaultier Is Designing For Target!

It’s official. Jean Paul Gaultier has signed on as the newest Target Designer Collaborator, inciting gasps and breathless moments from fashion lovers all over. He’s the third designer to take part, following Alexander McQueen who drew inspiration from Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit, and Anna Sui, whose “Gossip Girl” pieces were a major fan obsession. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Tights That Cost More Than Most Of Our Clothes

While flipping through the September/October issue of Manhattan magazine, we noticed a fashion spread with a model wearing what looks like the nonsensical Siwy see-through jeans. Upon closer inspection, however, we discovered they are, in fact, Jean Paul Gaultier fishnet panel tights, and they retail at Bergdorf Goodman for a mere $135. Can you imagine spending that much on hosiery? They’d better be run-proof and last a lifetime. Keep reading »

Things That Make You Go Awww: Jean-Paul Gaultier For Kids

You know what they say: The children are our future. Of late, this is especially the case in fashion, with Marc Jacobs’ foray into swimwear for tots and Cynthia Rowley’s new collection for mega-chain Babies”R”Us (uh, we know).

Hand it to Monsieur Jean Paul Gaultier to kick it up a notch with his new squeal-worthy kids line! Called Junior Jean-Paul Gaultier, the back-to-school designs take inspiration from the ’80s and quintessential (if not downright stereotypical) French style. For fashion-istas and -istos of 2-16 years of age, the styles include too-cute sailor dresses, cheesy (yet adorable) leopard jackets, and cheeky berets. Sheesh, if these kids dress this well before they’ve even hit puberty, what are they going to look like when they’re grown-ups? [FashionIndie.com] Keep reading »

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