Instead of a straightforward review of Jean Paul Gaultier's fall 2013 show, we thought we'd try something different. We asked London-born Paris-based stylist Natalie Yuksel to pick out her top five looks from a stylist's perspective--why they spoke to her, how she'd use them in a shoot, etc., Her impressive client list includes Louis Vuitton, L'Officiel, Rika, and celebs like Daisy Lowe and Eva Green. So basically, she knows her stuff.
"The punk attitude of this collection reminds me of my student days London, when buying Gaultier was financially unthinkable so one had to make do with safety pins and Primark t-shirts," she said. "It is a joy to have a pinch of punk in Paris!"
Read on to hear what she had to say about Gaultier's show.
1. This jacket has so many connotations. Based on the Gaultier corset made famous by Madonna (there were a few takes of this iconic piece), this new versions conjures up ideas of Amazonia, Matrix-style futurism, biker fierceness and a touch of Mao. All of which makes it delightfully versatile for fashion stories.
2. A great overall look with so many different elements to play with: leather bustier, cropped sleeveless perfecto, high collar transparent shirt and long straight skirt in an interesting material. This look really nails the powerful punk thread that is underlaying throughout the collection.
3. I love this long billowing dress and it's transparency. It can be worked into a romantic '70s shoot as well as a harder edged '80s punk revival.
4. The material of this sleeveless coat is unusual and will photograph well. The strong shoulders make it a great piece to highlight power dressing or simply power in itself!
5. Velour is always welcome in my shoots and the gold on this look adds nobly to the richness of the fabric. Once again the detachable sleeves and snood make this a strong editorial look.