Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Jean Paul Gaultier For Target

Jean Paul Gaultier is set to create a collection for Target's Designer Collaboration series. To be a part of the series he has to choose a muse. Designers before him, like Anna Sui, chose the girls of Gossip Girl, and I must admit I wasn't CRAZY about many of the character's outfits. Alexander McQueen's line was more simple and rock and roll, makes sense since his inspiration was Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit. Gaultier chose a more common muse, the American woman:

Jean Paul Gaultier for Target pays tribute to the American woman, celebrating the forces of style both past and present in American pop culture, the retailer said (the cut).

I have to admit I'm excited to see his collection, mostly because I'm curious how his vision will mesh with a tribute for the American woman. His Spring 2010 ready to wear collection was edgy and forward looking, like many of his collections are. A surprise to me was the multitude of overalls that appeared, from wideleg to skinny leg. Could there be overalls in this new collection? Probably something more wearable like a jumper.

On a different note, Gaultier wouldn't be Gaultier if he didn't use the current trend of the moment, lingerie.

With a line aptly titled, "The G Spot," it is certainly reminiscent of a style icon he has styled in the past. Who could forget those pointy bras, bustiers, and straps. Many people have been saying that Gaultier is borrowing from his famous Madonna looks he designed for her Blonde Ambition tour. I found these Jean Paul Gaultier sketches on The Ultimate Madonna.

Now it seems doubtful that he will be creating any cone bustiers for his American woman inspired Target collection, but a girl can hope. Just admit it. You've always wanted a cone bra too, especially at affordable Target prices.


  1. AMAZING LOOKS! GReat blog!



  2. Thanks Dylana. Love your looks!