Beauty and perversity: The Gaultier Retrospective

Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue

Monika Sawicka by Arkan Zakharov for Pulp #3

I just love this grungy type of glamour.  And the quirkiness of JPG is immediately apparent, making this a fantastic retrospective on larger-than-life personality and avant garde fantasy.  The effect of his designs are wonderfully captured on camera as they are put into motion by Monika.  I think Monika delivers the right amount of intense edgy and dreamy etherealness.   The setting is full of character while the pieces each have a voice all on its own.  Very punk, yet softly romantic.  It is utterly feminine.  Moreover, there is something a little undone about this which I really like.  It’s a well balanced deconstruction that is countered by the embedded technique of JPG.  Very nicely done Gaultier.

Oh, and Monika’s cheekbones are stunning.  I especially like how the partial gold face paint captures them.

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