Gaultier back on top in big cat couture show
PARIS (AP) - With a delicious purr, Jean Paul Gaultier pounced back into top form on Wednesday in a feisty, feline-infused couture collection, proving that despite having a couple of off seasons, the enfant terrible of the Paris fashion world still has a lot of tricks up his sleeve.
This fall-winter's muse was the female panther, which inspired a slew of fresh ideas, including plenty of new ways to wear leopard and how to dress in feathers to look like a cat.
If it sounds eccentric, it was.
Leopard print featured cheekily on tights below one stylish all-black crepe dress, and there were several incredible couture coats. At first glance they looked like fur, but were made entirely of feathers, speckled like a big cat pelt and with white feathers at the edges to resemble skin.