Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2013 Couture
Do read (or have you read) the "A Song of Fire and Ice" series? If not, I'm sure you've at least heard of Game of Thrones, the first book of the series and the eponymous name of the HBO series based on the books. The characters in the series live, mainly, in a land called Westeros. The southern most part of Westeros is a rocky, mountainous, arid and dry place called Dorne, home to the only desert in Westeros. In my my mind, Dorne is similar to Morocco, Algeria, or Egypt; reminiscent of the southern regions of the Mediterranean. The Sand Snakes, eight half sisters introduced to readers in 'A Feast For Crows' are the bastard daughters of a prince of Dorne. The elder four Sand Snakes are renowned throughout Dorne for their cunning and battle prowess and they command high status at court despite their technical status as bastard children. The book describes them as being these breathtakingly beautiful women who are highly skilled and deadly. I'm talking conceal a dozen daggers on their body, being extremely skilled with blades, wielding whips and spears, knowledge of poisons, and the whole nine yards. Classic Femme Fatale.
I say all of this to say this:
This collection by Jean Paul Gaultier is clearly an ode to the Sand Snakes and the beautiful, strong, cunning, and brazenly sexy women of the world. I love the use of heavy and bold statement jewelry, the captivating colors and prints, dramatic silhouettes and fabrics. Gaultier perfected this hybrid gypsy, Victorian era, East Africa/Southwestern Asia look. These pieces tell a beautiful story of the confident and alluring seductress.
I am really enamored by this entire collection. Check out the full collection and a review here.