January 28, 2010

Aztec, Inca, and Avatar-inspired fashion

Jean Paul Gaultier:  Ava Gardner Avatar

By Godfrey Deeny“I saw 'Avatar' and, like everyone, found it extraordinary. And from there, I began thinking of nature and ecology, and the Latin American tropics and from there it was not very far to Mexico,” explained Gaultier, seconds after posing for photos with Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko.

His best looks were his most audacious, mixing the immense quality of his Paris atelier with his own wickedly clever imagination--like an Eldorado gold zibeline satin jacket worn over green tights painted with Aztec motifs and paired with conquistador boots, or a thoroughly remarkable burnished column with turquoise stone appliqués worn by Poland’s Magdalena Frackowiak, the model getting to wear the best looks this season in Paris.

And in case things got a little too literal, the couturier varied the pace with outlandish leather bags that looked like they really were made of coconut leaves, and a space age, revealing violet chiffon boudoir dress--think Princess Leia-lands-in-Machu-Picchu--and a golden nose plate.
Comment:  To see all the outfits, go to Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Haute Couture.

I think the second outfit below is the one inspired by the Aztecs. The third one may be inspired by Avatar.

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