Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Jean Paul Gaultier clowns around at Paris fashion  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - AFP - 03/07/2013
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - AFP) Jean Paul Gaultier enlivened Paris fashion on Wednesday with a clown-inspired collection citing influences from David Bowie's Pierrot costume in "Ashes to Ashes" to Italian director Federico Fellini's film on the circus performers.

Couture looks from the French designer came with pointy hair, huge pockets, leopard print faux fur and clown's hats on the penultimate day of Paris fashion week.

Actress Catherine Deneuve was among those on the front row and French TV reality star Nabilla appeared on the catwalk in a velvet bustier dress entitled "Black Panther".

"She's exactly the sort of girl that I like, with lots of personality," Gaultier said of the "voluptuous" brunette who was noticeably the only model with breasts and hips.

Gaultier said the "huge, huge" pockets of many looks came from the shape of oversized clowns' trousers, adding that he had always admired Bowie's costume in the video of his 1980 hit.

It was "very beautiful. I always dreamed to do some outfit like the costume of the white clown which is very different, very poetic", he told reporters backstage, speaking in English.

By contrast, other looks for autumn 2013/winter 2014 featured lots of leopard print faux fur.

"I tried to use it in a new way. There is a kind of femininity in the panther, something sexy but elegant at the same time," he said.

All Gaultier's looks were named after the titles of films, television series, records and albums including recent offerings such as "Downton Abbey" and "Stranger by the Lake".

In "Slave to the Rhythm", the title of the 1985 Grace Jones album, a black velvet dress was teamed with a hooded fur-trimmed cape and dark glasses.

Other looks included "Nikita", a belted electric blue leather coat with high collar, and "Mortal Sin", a flowing purple robe in jersey and chiffon, embroidered with crystals.

Elsewhere on Wednesday, Elie Saab's "Royal Affair" collection featured shimmering regal gowns in emerald green, sapphire blue and blood-red like "rubies plucked from a crown".

At the Frank Sorbier show, meanwhile, models looked as if they had stepped out of a Holbein painting, after the designer became fascinated by portraits of the era.

Parading at a stately pace through the formal gardens of the Swiss embassy, models wore lace veils, richly embroidered silk jackets and courtly dresses with trains.

Five days of men's fashion and four days of haute couture wrap up in Paris on Thursday.

Haute couture exists exclusively in Paris and is sustained by a small number of the world's richest women.

Fashion houses that belong to the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture must observe strict requirements on the number of garments produced and the amount of work carried out by hand.


 


AFP




  MENA News Headlines
 May 3 2015 - Pleasant weather forecast over next three daysJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) The weather on Sunday is expected to be pleasant in the hilly areas and moderate in other parts of the Kingdom with northwesterly moderate winds.According to the Jordan ...

 May 3 2015 - Israeli forces destroy hundreds of acres in NablusJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Israeli forces destroyed hundreds of acres of cultivated lands on Sunday in the Khirbet Al-Tawil area east of Nablus in the West Bank.Member of the Popular Committee ...

 May 3 2015 - WHO pushes the health diplomacy agenda forward in a fourth high level seminar in CairoJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) The World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Saturday started the fourth seminar on health diplomacy in Cairo, Egypt.The seminar is ...

 May 3 2015 - Israeli occupation forces hold military maneuvers in West BankJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Israeli occupation forces on Sunday started large military training and maneuvers in the northern West Bank.Israeli Radio said that these maneuvers which will last until ...

 May 3 2015 - 650 trucks with goods, construction materials enter GazaJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Some 650 trucks loaded with commercial goods and construction materials entered the Gaza Strip on Sunday as the Israeli occupation authorities reopened the Karam Abu ...

 May 3 2015 - Muscat Municipality delegation concludes visitJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) A delegation from Muscat Municipality concluded a visit to the Amman Greater Municipality (GAM), during which representatives discussed how they might cooperate and ...

 May 3 2015 - Officials call on Jordanian and Kazakh private sectors to increase cooperationJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Jordanian and Kazakh officials have called upon the private sectors in both countries to take advantage of investment opportunities, especially after political ...

 May 3 2015 - Results of poll of Ensour's government to be announced tomorrowJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) The University of Jordan's Center for Strategic Studies will hold a press conference on Monday to announce the results of a poll regarding Prime Minister Abdullah ...

 May 3 2015 - Jordan adopts special strategy to counter terrorism, says interior ministerJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Interior Minister Hussein Majali said Jordan is making every effort to counter terrorism and extremism through developing a strategy involving civil society ...

 May 3 2015 - Iraq voices concern over US Congress billJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi received a telephone call from United States Vice President Joe Biden, in which al-Abadi discussed his concerns over a bill before ...

more...


 






Google

Arab Advisors_12th convergence conf

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help