No fashion stoppers at this show, no models falling over and nothing to really wonder about. Instead Jean Paul Gaultier produced a feast of simple, stylish and well cut luxurious clothes that really fit the ready to wear category. And how best to show them off...well send a couple of the old thoroughbred models down the runway et voilà every women over 35, with money to spend but a social conscience will be dashing off to Hermès for her classy spring summer wardrobe.
Blending the equestrian heritage of Hermès with a hint of seventies hot spot for the stars, Mexico meets Miami and a touch of colonial chic, Gaultier delivers luxury with fringe benefits. The fringed Birkin will surely be on the hot list for those who have money a plenty and how we will all salivate when they do.
Hermès has good business and social credentials from the top to the bottom. Nowhere is this more apparent than the runway. Where most designers fail to select a black model or use just one, Gaultier used five for his show and sent Ms.Campbell down three times in all her splendour.
But the best was saved to last - on stage the epitome of fun and wit Monsieur Gaultier
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