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Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 2007 Couture

Art / Architecture / Design / Fashion


Posted May 6th, 2018 By Colby Mugrabi

Is fashion a religion? As far as Jean Paul Gaultier is concerned the connection is evident, both systems grounded through the belief in and worship of a higher power. Are couturiers considered the deities of luxury fashion? For the provocative French designer’s spring/summer 2007 haute couture collection, he conjured this thesis as a source of creative inspiration. Exercising his genius through the juxtaposition of Catholicism and couture. Gaultier’s religious references manifested themselves by means of stained glass detailing, prominent lace accents, gilded gold dresses, catholic iconography and a labyrinth of vivid hues akin to renaissance-era religious paintings. With each model’s head bearing an ornate halo, the collection’s emphasis on ornamental headdresses communicated their role to be more essential than that of a traditional mannequin and rather one of a goddess. While the relationship between religion and fashion can be a delicate subject to address, Gaultier tackled the near impossible task of achieving a flawless balance between reverence and ingenuity.

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Radiate Monstrance

France, 1870

Radiate monstrance  brass   gilt  silver medallions  gem stones  65 cm   26    france  anno about 1870.

Cristóbal Balenciaga

Fall/Winter 1963 Haute Couture

Crist  bal balenciaga haute couture f w

Martin Carlin

Cabinet, 1778

1778  cabinetry by martin carlin

Twiggy

Marie Claire, January 1971

Twiggy in marie claire  january  1971

Frida Kahlo

Self Portrait with Braid, 1941

Artwork self portrait with braid by frida kahlo

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Stained glass window, The Hill House Glasgow, 1902-1904

Charles rennie mackintosh  stained glass window  the hill house glasgow

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Rome, Italy, 1370

Santa maria sopra minerva

Charles André Boulle

Commode, 1710-1732.

Charles andr   boulle   commode   circa 1710 1732.

Felice Casorati

Still Life with Two Small Birds, 1956

Felice casorati still life with two small birds   195

Man Ray

Glass Tears, 1932

Glass tears  1932   man ray

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Architectural Elements from Laurelton Hall, Oyster Bay, New York, 1905

Architectural elements from laurelton hall  oyster bay  new york  designed by louis comfort tiffany  1905

Cimabue

La Vierge et l'Enfant en majesté entourés de six anges (Maestà), 1280

La vierge et l enfant en majest   entour  s de six anges  maest     1280

Marc Chagall

The Couple of the Eiffel Tower (Bride and Groom of the Eiffel Tower), 1938-1939

Marc chagall the couple of the eiffel tower  bride and groom of the eiffel tower   1938 1939

Mexican Religious Folk Art

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our lady of guadalupe   mexican religious folk art

Guy Bourdin

Rhinestone headdress by Peter Bateman in Vogue UK, 1966

Rhinestone headdress by peter bateman  photo by guy bourdin for vogue uk  1966

Spanish Processional Cross, 1150-75

Spanish processional cross  1150 75

Stained Glass Panel with Queen Kunigunde

Austrian, 1340-50

Stained glass panel with queen kunigunde  austrian  1340 50

Stained-Glass Architectural Canopy

Austrian, 1390

Stained glass architectural canopy  austrian  1390

Michelangelo

Sistine Chapel Ceiling, 1508-1512

The ceiling of the sistine chapel

Twiggy

Vogue, December 1974

Twiggy vogue december 1974
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Radiate monstrance  brass   gilt  silver medallions  gem stones  65 cm   26    france  anno about 1870.

Radiate Monstrance

France, 1870

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Crist  bal balenciaga haute couture f w

Cristóbal Balenciaga

Fall/Winter 1963 Haute Couture

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1778  cabinetry by martin carlin

Martin Carlin

Cabinet, 1778

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Twiggy in marie claire  january  1971

Twiggy

Marie Claire, January 1971

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Artwork self portrait with braid by frida kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Self Portrait with Braid, 1941

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Charles rennie mackintosh  stained glass window  the hill house glasgow

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Stained glass window, The Hill House Glasgow, 1902-1904

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Santa maria sopra minerva

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Rome, Italy, 1370

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Charles andr   boulle   commode   circa 1710 1732.

Charles André Boulle

Commode, 1710-1732.

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Felice casorati still life with two small birds   195

Felice Casorati

Still Life with Two Small Birds, 1956

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Glass tears  1932   man ray

Man Ray

Glass Tears, 1932

10 of 20

Architectural elements from laurelton hall  oyster bay  new york  designed by louis comfort tiffany  1905

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Architectural Elements from Laurelton Hall, Oyster Bay, New York, 1905

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La vierge et l enfant en majest   entour  s de six anges  maest     1280

Cimabue

La Vierge et l'Enfant en majesté entourés de six anges (Maestà), 1280

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Marc chagall the couple of the eiffel tower  bride and groom of the eiffel tower   1938 1939

Marc Chagall

The Couple of the Eiffel Tower (Bride and Groom of the Eiffel Tower), 1938-1939

13 of 20

Our lady of guadalupe   mexican religious folk art

Mexican Religious Folk Art

Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Rhinestone headdress by peter bateman  photo by guy bourdin for vogue uk  1966

Guy Bourdin

Rhinestone headdress by Peter Bateman in Vogue UK, 1966

15 of 20

Spanish processional cross  1150 75

Spanish Processional Cross, 1150-75

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Stained glass panel with queen kunigunde  austrian  1340 50

Stained Glass Panel with Queen Kunigunde

Austrian, 1340-50

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Stained glass architectural canopy  austrian  1390

Stained-Glass Architectural Canopy

Austrian, 1390

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The ceiling of the sistine chapel

Michelangelo

Sistine Chapel Ceiling, 1508-1512

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Twiggy vogue december 1974

Twiggy

Vogue, December 1974

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