PARIS, March 7, 2010/ FW/ — From Uzbekistan to Alaska; along the way, drop by the northern coast of Africa: Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco; then jump a camel to the Middle East and one begins to understand Jean-Paul Gaultier’s inspiration for Autumn 2010 / Winter 2011.

In his version of the global village, Jean Paul Gaultier got something from the four corners of the globe, mixed them all in a cauldron and just like magic, it was a beautiful collection that was just to die for.

Elaborate Asian silk jacquards, Nordic knitwear commingling with tuxedo jackets spelled B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T!

Spanish rose prints, traditional Mexican motifs, Mongolian furs all done with an exuberant and outlandish flair…It made one appreciate Mr. Gaultier’s willingness to take chances and go out on a limb.


Paris Prêt-a-porter Fall 2010