Jumpsuit of the Day: Jean Paul Gaultier at Paris Fashion Week

Jean Paul Gaultier at Paris Fashion Week

Jean Paul Gaultier showed his Fall/Winter 2011 collection last Saturday at Paris Fashion Week. Models were styled to look like couture cougars– a classy spin-off of the sexy librarian. The collection itself had an aged yet modern feel to it– lots of black leather fabrics and neutral shades of greys and browns.

This piece appeared on the runway in silver and gold brocade, on black. The skin-tight jumpsuit looks chic and high-end rather than skimpy or trashy. The high neck makes the garment look sophisticated, and the stirrup bottoms of the pants give the outfit youthful appeal. The silver and black brocade jumpsuit is accesorized with shiny black oxfords, a clutch and leather jacket, making it a perfect outfit for a fashionista’s night out on the town.

Click here to view the complete Jean Paul Gaultier F/W 2011 RTW collection.

*Photo Credit: Style.com

Rihanna’s Grammy dress foreshadows a Fall trend

Rihanna in Jean Paul Gaultier at the 2011 Grammy Awards

Rihanna wore this white Jean Paul Gaultier dress to the 2011 Grammy Awards. Though some thought the outfit was a hit and some disregarded it as a miss, there was a general consensus that it was a unique but crazy one-off look. Then, at NYFW, designer Norma Kamali displayed a dress with a similar, but not so blatant concept:

Norma Kamali at NYFW

But then came fashion weeks in  Europe, and the see-through stripes style dress was seen again on the runway…and again…and again… until it could no longer be dismissed as a one-time risk taken by Rihanna.

Fashion East, Giles and Jean Pierre Braganza at LFW

At LFW, designers used different fabrics and styles that emulated Rihanna’s Grammy look. The sheer maxi, leather dress and baggy top all use the same transparent-solid stripe method.

Pedro Lourenco, Vionnet, Commuun and Emanuel Ungaro at PFW

In Paris, Pedro Lourenco used black fur while Vionnet displayed the look in a baby blue colour, and Norma Kamalli showcased a more casual and conservative take on the style in New York.  Commuun opted for a monochrome style of the dress, and Emanuel Ungaro went metallic and flashy with his design.

It looks like what appeared to be an avant-garde red carpet look at first, may come to be a bona fide trend this Fall season!

*Photo Credit: Style.com, _Karoliine (Flickr)