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Jean Paul Gaultier Womenswear SS13

Tonight Matthew, I'm going to be... Jean Paul Gaultier gets stars in his eyes

Whilst other designers made nods to pop-culture references, Jean Paul Gaultier presented a catalogue of iconic musicians for SS13. His models were celebrity doubles as they sported defining looks as Madonna, Annie Lennox, Carly Simon, Grace Jones... and David Bowie. Or it could've equally been Angie, knowing know Gaultier, the once enfant terrible of Paris, plays anarchically with gender codes. An invigorating line-up, with Sessilee Lopez as Grace Jones, Karlie Kloss as Boy George, Joan Smalls as Sade, Hannelore Knuts as Annie Lennox, Franzi Mueller as Bowie and Ginta Lapina as Madonna, Gaultier's pop icons are all-inspiring, powerful, confident and tough women who can also hold (an iconic) tune. A show of doppelgänger muses storming the catwalk was not only a revitalising tonic at this stage in fashion month, but fifteen minutes of magic only Jean Paul would dare to pull off. And that's before we even mention (the real) Amanda Lear, look 53...