Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2009 Couture Show

Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall 2009 Couture show could have been entitled "Vamp 2009" — the influence of the silver screen was palpable from the very first, when Lara Stone entered the runway in full Brigitte Bardot mode, to the dress that seemed made out of film strips (above; also note the film reel bracelets). Femme fatales and screen sirens of yesteryear were beautifully represented and brought to the new millennium. While this cinematic collection was a bit uneven, it was exciting and ultimately satisfying.

Here are some highlights, with their possible inspirations:
(Purely my own speculation. Click images to enlarge.)

JPG #1

Brigitte Bardot

Carrie-Anne Moss as
Trinity in "The Matrix"

JPG #12

JPG #14

Sean Young as
Rachael in "Blade Runner"

Daryl Hannah as
Pris in "Blade Runner"

JPG #20

JPG #18

Veronica Lake

Lori Petty as "Tank Girl"

JPG #21

JPG #38

Jane Fonda as "Barbarella"

Judy Garland in
"A Star is Born"

JPG #34

JPG #40

Marilyn Monroe, publicity shot
for "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"

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Photos: Monica Feudi /


Alya said...

I had to go back and re-read the word "speculation", because this is as accurate as they come! Good eye!

Matt said...

The Judy garland picture is actually the ending of "Get Happy"

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