Annie Lennox, Boy George - Culture Club, David Bowie, Grace Jones, jean paul gaultier, Madonna - cone bra, Michael Jackson, music, music - influence in fashion, music icons, music icons of the 1980s, spring/summer 2013
Fashion designers take inspiration from … well from everything
what is seen … the varied colours of a bird’s plumage
what is felt … the softness of a textile type
what has been … an historical period
what is current … street wear
what is heard … on the radio
Designer Jean Paul Gaultier, once known as the
‘enfant terrible of pop couture’ –
because of his often considered outrageous
avant garde irreverence of traditions in fashion –
has inked a lasting mark on the pages of fashion history.
The designer cranked up the volume for his s/s 2013
and created a runway extravaganza, which paid homage to
Remember – it was Gaultier, who collaborated with
Madonna on the wardrobe for her Blond Ambition Tour –
producing the infamous cone bra and setting in motion
the trend of underwear as outerwear.
(image from bbc.co.uk):
Madonna, in Gaultier’s cone bra
Mr. Gaultier has been in the forefront of fashion innovation since
his rise to international acclaim in the 1980s.
It seems fitting that his collection, which spotlights
the fashion genius of music legends,
should shine on those who
strutted their stuff in the ’80s
(images from fashionising):
David Bowie … zig zag, ziggy stardust
Madonna … anything but, a virgin
Boy George … Cluture Club -ing, a la chameleon
Grace Jones … androgynous style, to another level
Annie Lennox … sweet dreams, who could disagree?
Michael Jackson … one glove wonder