Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Jean Paul Gaultier took inspiration from the streets this season — more specifically the gritty sidewalks of New York City. A playful mash-up of luxurious fabrics like velvet, taffeta, and fur were graffiti-ed with colorful spraypainted tags — Gaultier’s own name, of course. Tough, streetwise staples like leather leggings and moto jackets made up the collection, and sporty details like rib-knit bands and drawstrings added a casual vibe. In all the madness, there were some excitingly wearable pieces; graffiti-ed satin sheath dresses, slinky pegged trousers and a sweater fashioned from sheer mesh, worn over a crisp white button-front shirt were easy to covet amid the technicolor snakeskin and fur. —Anna Jane Davis
Silhouette: Snug / Hybridized
Color: Black / White / Grey / Camel / Red / Bronze / Rust / Royal Blue / Neon Orange, Pink + Green
Key Items: Graffiti print sheath / Slit pencil skirt / Cropped, pegged wool pants / Silk anorak / Fur vest / Fur-lined moto jacket
Materials: Silk /Jersey / Wool — Suiting + jacketing / Mohair / Velvet / Nylon / Taffeta / Tulle / Leather / Snakeskin / Fur
Print + Pattern: Graffiti prints
Details + Trim: Rib knit waistbands + cuffs / Drawstrings / Pleats / Knots + ties
Accessories + Footwear: Corset belts / Dyed fur scarves / Wrist gloves / 80s pumps, platform peep toes, Oxfords + ankle boots
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