It was never going to be a mundane affair. French style king Jean Paul Gaultier teaming up with burlesque goddess Dita Von Teese to showcase his A/W 2010/11 haute couture collection made for a typically eccentric but undeniably iconic night of fashion at its most stylish.
Dita Von Teese wowed the crowd; walking the runway in a LBD which she then seductively removed, revealing a decadent black, beaded corset, thong and suspenders - not to mention her enviable figure.
Paris was the theme of the collection, with Gaultier exploring the city – creating a fusion of its history and future, as models showcased twisted turbans, cone bullet bras, tailored suits and fishnet stockings adorned with embroidered Eiffel Towers.
Contrasting to the Parisian elements, there was also an oceanic theme running through Gaultier’s collection, as scuba jackets in silver and black and manta ray batwing gowns glided across the catwalk.
And with the likes of Mario Testino and actress Catherine Deneuve in the front-row, the night went off with quintessential Gaultier finesse.
By Tara Gardner