Ten bucks that Jean Paul Gaultier has Dancing With the Stars on his DVR must-list. The always-lively designer sent his leather-filled Spring 2014 collection down the runway with a creative dancing competition theme, complete with his own set of camera-friendly stars: Karlie Kloss, Coco Rocha, and Joan Smalls.
First, the classically-trained Irish dancer and JPG fav Rocha played the Danny Zuko role in a Grease-themed frolic. (Her new pixie cut makes the perfect retro-bouffant, btw.) Although, the "judges" didn't seem so into her "You're the One That I Want" performance, as the "Len Goodman" of the bunch deeming the effort "Boring," per his scorecard. Harsh, man.
Karlie Kloss's Vogue-ing effort was much better received--we're sure her insanely long legs in a split-front skort outfit didn't hurt in the points department. And her Madonna-channeling is actually extra impressive, considering the leggy model was at a disadvantage while learning her choreography, pointing out on Instagram:
Considering I wasn't even born when Madonna first taught the world how to 'Vogue'...I needed a little help learning the moves.
Nah, we don't feel old at all.
All in all, it looks like rockin' out on the runway is officially a trend for Spring 2014. Watch Karlie, Coco, and Joan (who kind of just shimmied) shake it at Jean Paul Gaultier below, then check out the gallery to see who else was feeling the beat during Fashion Month. (Here's lookin' at you, Rick Owens...)
At the Saved by the Bell-referential Calla presentation at New York Fashion Week, the moves weren't so much choreographed; the models just free-styled whenever the mood felt right.
At Tracy Reese's Havana Nights-inspired show, two models sauntered down the runway, mimicking a caliente Cuban salsa two-step right in front of the photogs, while a live band provided the backing beats.
At Vivienne Westwood in London, model/actress Lily Cole performed a dramatic interpretive dance routine at the start of the show. Wonder how "Len" would have scored this one...
Anya Hindmarch went full-on Cirque du Soleil with models suspended in midair on wires, slow trippy music playing, and eerie orbs floating above the crowd.