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Jean Paul Gaultier: Men in Skirts and Anrej Pejic

While Chanel was dark and moody, Dior was colorful yet off-kilter and Givenchy was angelic and sexual, Jean Paul Gaultier's couture runway was by far the most interesting to us. First of all, he played with his eternal obsessions of blurred gender roles (men in feathered skirts? Check. And corsets? Check. Andrej Pejic as both a man and a woman? Double check.) along with his preternatural talents with regard to tailoring and stunning, hand-crafted embellishments. The collection was pure Gaultier: at moments flowingly languid and at others sharply tailored, but overall incredibly sophisticated and modern. And all this from a man who never once trained to be a designer. Hmph.

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