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Paris Fashion Week: Jean Paul Gaultier

With his over-the-top runway shows and cutting-edge couture, Jean Paul Gaultier never fails to shock or entertain us. For his Spring 2007 show at Paris Fashion Week, the big news was that Gaultier laughed in the face of all the skinny-model controversy by using a plus-sized model in his show.

But that was just the beginning. The Paris show also featured a 30-year retrospective of Gaultier's eclectic couture and ready-to-wear looks, including the infamous pointy cone bra and other wacky creations. For his latest designs, Gaultier played it relatively safe, with brightly colored street wear and warm-up inspired styles. To see the retrospective and the new looks,



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shayela shayela 9 years
The point of fashion for plus-sized girls is to show that they can look beautiful and chic too, not to make them laughingstocks. Additionally, I adore the idea of using plus-size models, but plus-size in no way means "unhealthy" and that's not the vibe it should be giving off. And this...is definitely "unhealthy".
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
woah
icefire90 icefire90 10 years
I don't even think he was trying to make a statement in a "positive" way, but instead making a snarky comment about the new restrictions on model sizes. Sort of "well I can't send skinny girls down the runway - is this what you want instead?" I just cant believe that this model agreed to do it.
msmoney23 msmoney23 10 years
Awww, i feel bad for her. Well, she agreed to do it.
madhatter madhatter 10 years
The clothes aren't even flattering on the plus-size model - quite the contrary. I know girls that are size eight, size twelve, and wear cute and fashionable clothes that FLATTER their size. They don't buy size sixes and try to pretend they're thin. They dress for their size. This is just ickity.
Choco-cat Choco-cat 10 years
I agree with demonkitty18. The designer uses all skinny models and then one plump model; not women of many different sizes. Oh, and to those of you who assume she's unhealthy because of her size - never assume.
glamorouswink glamorouswink 10 years
IS she honestly proud of herself, i saw the interview and she was actually happy WTF is wrong with her!!!!
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 10 years
she was obviously just a publicity stunt, if he really wanted to make a statement he should have used models of different sizes- fat n thin just to show respect for all sizes etc. This just looks like another oppurtunity for people to poke fun at a fat girl.
stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
Very grungy, street style. ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
93101 93101 10 years
Fatty on the catwalk...
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 10 years
that fat model is just unhealthy and NOT something that people should aspire to look like.. this is so wrong.
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 10 years
I don't like the clothes.
CooperGirl CooperGirl 10 years
Fat model is plain wrong. If there were no more thin models, what would be left for us to aspire to? But controversy sells, so he got what he wanted alright.
lipbalmqueen lipbalmqueen 10 years
:( :? :o What the hell was that? I think my monitor broke!
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
Those are all some of the ugliest clothes I have ever seen, and that woman in the black.....I don't care how many obese women get p oed at me, that's just gross to look at half naked., and very unhealthy!!! They should have models sizes 3 up to 12., since that's the normal size of women, at least the ones I see everyday! The size 1 chicks who are 5'10 are grossly unhealthy, as is the size 20 something whatever that woman is, 5'5......also grossly unhealthy and both heart attacks waiting to happen!
Miss-Stephanie Miss-Stephanie 10 years
okay, now this is just ANNOYING. That woman is just plain unhealthy and overweight...such fucking double standards. Nothing is going to change if we just flip the standards, there will still be those who are naturally UNcurvy who feel they are not good enough. Too fat and too skinny are BOTH unhealthy. Seriously, I'm pissed. Such an annoying way to make a ridiculous statement...way to f*cking go...
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 10 years
How about splitting the difference and having normal size women in their shows.
gracey gracey 10 years
lol snixy!
snixy30 snixy30 10 years
Enough junk in her trunk for a national yard sale....
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
LOL Vintage! I think they look good
el_roach_0 el_roach_0 10 years
that is just wrong!
Nan-Einhart Nan-Einhart 10 years
Funkybuttlovin'!
tyffi tyffi 10 years
From one extreme to another. *sighs* At least JPG had a lot of PR letting that Lady on the catwalk. It even made it to the German main news today.
Pinkperfectpixie Pinkperfectpixie 10 years
Wowsers! I adore the "bigger" models, but the fashion leaves much to be desired!
yayita yayita 10 years
Holly hell
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