Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Autumn Inspiration: Jean-Paul Gaultier A/W 2005

Most of my lovely Spanish readers, or, more specifically, those of you who live in Madrid, are probably aware that there's an exhibit in the museum Fundación Mapfre, which showcases some of Jean-Paul Gaultier's best work. He is truly an icon; I don't know a lot of people (interested in fashion or not) that don't know of him. The exhibit is free to visit, so I recommend ANYONE to attend it! It's incredibly beautiful, the clothes are stunning and there's an atmosphere that you can breathe in the place. It's absolutely wonderful. It's a pity it really is quite a short exhibit, considering the vast amount of designs that could potentially be shown, as the designer has been working marvels for decades.

My favorite of the looks in the exhibit. The faces are really projectors casting the image on a blank mannequin face! They move, and speak - so wonderful. 

In relation to my visit to this exhibition and an overall admiration for this man, which was also incremented upon my first year of uni last year and learning of the cultural background which allowed JPG to shine in the first place, I've come across one of his collections, namely the Autumn/Winter collection of 2005. It was total randomness, to be perfectly honest, how I came across it, but I love it! I recognise a few pieces that were in the exhibit, like the furry hats with jewelry hanging off it, it really stuck with me because it gives such a wonderful Russian winter meets Byzantium feel. I actually found this collection utterly inspiring as a whole. Though some of the looks were seemingly a little dated (we're talking about 7 years ago!), there were pieces that were so gorgeous I felt I needed to make a post all about it, my autumn inspiration for this year! Here are a few of my favorite looks.

So gorgeous, right?! I decided to go onto Polyvore as well, as I was very, very inspired by this collection, to try to round up the things I loved most of it and try to find a more practical outcome to these wonderful looks!
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I hope you liked it, I find this style endlessly exciting, like living in a faerie tale where the main character is Agna, princess of Siberia who is marrying a prince of a far away land who brings her emeralds and they want to live in a forest. Or something like that. Tell me what your favorite autumn style is, and if you like this style! Have a lovely day. xx


  1. Quiero ir quiero ir quiero ir quiero ir
    AMOR por lo que has hecho en Polyvore, muy invernal, -love pelirrojos- quiero la capa me encanta mucho.

  2. dioses míos dioses míos es que gaultier is soooooo genious. hay trabajos suyos que había en la expo que no me gustaron, básicamente porque creo que yo no sería capaz de trabajar algo semejante (como los caparazones de tortuga >____<) pero ay, yo quiero dedicarme durante tantísimo tiempo a la moda y seguir siendo capaz de crear cosas así de magníficas. así que coincido contigo totalmente en que es inspirador! el look de polyvore que has hecho me encaaaaanta. buah, es que estoy tan bermellón/borgoña-moody este otoño-invierno... *_____________*

    genial genial, ophelia :]