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Naomi Campbell Closed Jean Paul Gaultier Wearing a Bouquet of Flowers

It was the designer's first show since exiting ready-to-wear.
A look from Jean Paul Gaultier couture spring 2015. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Jean Paul Gaultier couture spring 2015. Photo: Imaxtree

Instead of simply closing with a bridal look, as couturiers are traditionally wont to do, Jean Paul Gaultier gave his entire spring 2015 couture collection a wedding theme — and it sounds like this wedding was a fun one.

Set to a soundtrack of "White Wedding" and "Back to Black" according to Tweeting attendees, a refreshingly diverse cast of models of various ages and shapes strutted down the runway in a mostly black and white assortment of gowns, suits, and cocktail dresses. Some pieces had very Gaultier twists, like a princess gown with a bodice resembling denim overalls and jackets covering only one arm. However, the biggest twist came at the finale, when Naomi Campbell came out not as the bride — a number of iterations of those had already walked — but as the bouquet. Literally, she wore a bouquet of flowers, replete with the cellophane wrapping and a little card that read "Gaultier Paris." She looked incredible. Sadly, no one tossed her into the audience to see who would get married next.

This collection was also the first since Gaultier shuttered his ready-to-wear business to focus on designing couture without constraints. Browse the full collection below to see how he expressed his new creative freedom.

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