Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2013
The backdrop of Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall 2013 show was backlit to show the shadows of models posing behind a screen bearing the designer's name. If that visual effect wasn't powerful enough, the first few looks down the runway — shirts and jackets in stiff materials molded and seemingly bolted to their models' figures — telegraphed the strength and confidence that come with wearing a suit of armor.
And while there was an emphasis on strong, pointed shoulders in this show, there were also moments when Gaultier exposed them. After all, knowing when to show your strengths is just as important as knowing when to hide them.