“The total rebellion, the trash, “destroy” look, the raw side of punk, with its Mohawk haircuts, almost tribal makeup, allusions to sex, torn fishnet stockings, black, kilts, bondage straps, mixing of genders and materials—all that appealed to me. It spoke to me, suiting me much better than some of the ossified conventions of couture. In her boutique, Vivienne Westwood was already selling items straight out of sex shops, like latex bodysuits, leather harnesses and S&M underwear. But you have to remember that when the phenomenon first appeared, the looks weren’t so exaggerated.” —Jean Paul Gaultier
Steve showing off the full outfit he wore for our say hello #gauliter meetup. Can you top this? http://bit.ly/sayhellogaultier
Posted by Shelley Bernstein. Photo by Aurore Fournier.