Finally, couture has gotten interesting. Jean Paul Gaultier presented a spring 2010 collection inspired by Mexico, the Aztecs, and Avatar in Paris this morning. Avatar might not have worked for you as a movie in the theater, but on the runway, interpreted by Jean Paul Gaultier, it’s smashing. Fashion Wire Daily reports:
“I saw the Avatar and, like everyone, found it extraordinary. And from there I began thinking of nature and ecology, and the Latin American tropics; and from there it was not very far to Mexico,” explained Gaultier, seconds after posing for photos with Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko.
The Avatar influence was evident in the models’ plaited hair. Set to mariachi music, the show opened with a denim jacket, moved into dark suits, then exploded into a couture rain forest of clothes. Models that didn’t wear amazing, intricately crafted couture sombreros had palm fronds sticking out of their heads. With Gaultier’s typical sass, a few models strode onto the runway with cigars in hand.