Monday, March 8, 2010
Here comes another platform for the houndstooth dishtowel pattern. Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall 2010 RTW. This compendium of world fashion dances dangerously close to a tired school textbook, saved only by the occasional stunning revelation. With an abundance of odd color and pattern choices better suited to IKEA children's bedroom furniture the collection feels noisy and disjointed. It's as if Gaultier has thrown everything into the pot without letting it stew long enough to reduce the ingredients into a cohesive whole. Hideous gimmicks abound, like this disturbing head which I have seen staring up at me from the center of a toilet bowl in some of my worst mezcal induced nightmares.
Consistently fantastic thigh-highs though.