Gaultier's Sacred Script

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Gaultier's Sacred Script


While models in Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring 2009 couture collection waltzed down the runway, an image of a pen-and-ink going through strange computer-generated distortions played in the background. Not surprisingly, his inspiration lay in the age old art of calligraphy (abstract, of course, with loops and swooshes morphing into hard lines and crested edges). However, on second glance, each piece in the collection looked more like a guided walking tour of Wells Cathedral, the most poetic of the English cathedrals (known for its early Gothic interior and signature 'scissor arches.') Perhaps its just wishful thinking on my part, but one would be hard pressed to dismiss the abundance of similarities. Wouldn't you agree?








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