Jean-Paul Gaultier shoes and legwear at Couture Fashion Week, Paris
Haute Couture Fashion Week continues to strut its stuff on the Paris runways, and who could be more representative of the flamboyant affair than Monsieur Jean-Paul Gaultier himself? The designer gave the crowd everything they were looking for and more besides, including male model of the moment Andrej Pejic, who gave the girls a run for their money in the star role of the "bride" in Gaultier's HC collection.
Looking downwards for just a moment, the footwear - while certainly not the main focus of the show - was suitably impressive. Consisting of S/M style black platforms and raggedy, crocheted 'stripper' shoes, Gaultier's footwear collection stayed resolutely in the dungeon with just a small nod to lighter summer styling. The hosiery was perhaps more impressive, including fishnet tights embroidered with delicate foliage, and many other mesh overlay effects.