Jean-Paul Gaultier Sping/Summer 2011 RTW

Beth Ditto aside, I love this collection. Having just watched The Runaways and falling in love with their amazing costumes, seeing a collection which I think combines the androgyny and edginess of Joan Jett with the femininity and sexuality of Cherie Currie is fabulous.

Famous for his Avant-garde designs, Jean-Paul Gaultier is known to cause controversy by using unconventional models in his shows. In 2005, he personally requested that Crystal Renn walk in his SS show, challenging the model aesthetic and launching her career as a runway model.

Crystal & Jean-Paul Gaultier SS 2006

Fast forward to 2010 and not only did plus models Crystal Renn and Marquita Pring walk in his Spring/Summer 2011 show but Beth Ditto opened and closed it.


Entire Collection


  1. I love this post! am posting the same pics my self, fab stuff ;)

    ps, hope to make it to your blogroll someday xx Anika

  2. OMG, amazing! :D Great thing, so happy he's doing this, it's really awesome, I'm so happy he's again used plus size models in his shows.

    BUT!!!! omg, I HATE THE HAIR IN THIS FASHION SHOW. omg...LOL...hate...really ugly, like "Hockey hair"...but other then that..awesome. :P

  3. This move is spectacular! Hopefully other designers follow suit.

  4. WOw, those models are fierce! I wish more designers would follow this and not be so judegmental against plus sizes when many of them scream for acceptance themselves.