Jean Paul Gaultier Taps Irina Shayk In Latest RTW Collection
Take a trip to the French Riviera.
Supermodel Irina Shayk stars in Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest ready-to-wear collection as the luxury brand revisits the French Riviera in the early aughts. Melding the early 2000s unabashed love of sultry silhouettes with the 1990s’ penchant for prints, the French label reimagines its iconic designs through a modern lens.
The summery collection is not shy on color as vibrant pinks and verdant greens arrive in the form of form-fitting dresses as well as travel-ready knitwear. Paying homage to the Spring/Summer 1994 show “Les Tatouages,” the banknote print makes its reentry into the 21st century in a stretched and recomposed iteration, arriving in three new prints. Inspired by the natural landscape, one version of the archival print features abundant palm trees, while another option mimics the appearance of tattoos on printed jerseys and stretch tulles. Shayk stuns in a chic monochromatic double breasted skirt suit, while she enjoys the seaside in a high cut one-piece swimsuit, boasting sexy side lacing.
Denim makes a strong appearance as it boasts nostalgic low waists, alongside corseted seams and stitching. Jean Paul Gaultier doubles down on denim as fresh silk twill is hand-painted to mirror the appearance of the sturdy fabric. Providing just enough coverage, knitwear comes in fine twists and thick layers for cooler nights, like the quintessentially French striped knit dress with a chic boat neckline.
Take a look at Jean Paul Gaultier’s RTW collection in the gallery above and indulge in a bit of wanderlust in the campaign video below.