Couture Line Gaultier Paris French
Designer Jean Paul Gaultier French

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The hidden supportive understructures of eighteenth- and nineteenth- century womenswear inform the work of contemporary designers, who have translated inner layers of shaping into outer ornament. Here, Jean Paul Gaultier’s lace wedding dress is accompanied by a cage crinoline of mid-nineteenth-century proportions that has been reconceived as an extravagant veil.

Ensemble, Gaultier Paris (French, founded 1997), nylon, rayon, silk, leather, metal, French

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