>> Jean Paul Gaultier sure knows how to have fun with clothes; for Fall 2012, he unleashed an edgy collection that felt like a downtown New York City street scene — and we're not talking Wall Street. Graffiti prints covered everything from knit dresses to tailored blazers, and models walked in outfits that showed a gritty, urbane mix — maxi skirts with leather jackets, striped tees corseted and paired with a black pencil. The fun part came with coats that Gaultier turned on their heads to make a double coat — you have to see it — and jackets that were tied to make into skirts. Overall, Gaultier's affection for rebellion mixed with glamour did come through, although perhaps not as brightly as in past collections.
Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2012