Hippie mermaids and punk ballerinas — these were the fanciful visions at Jean Paul Gaultier and Givenchy, while Elie Saab pursued what's currently an even more elusive creature: the red-carpet siren.
Jean Paul Gaultier: Imagination has never been in short supply chez Jean Paul Gaultier, whose couture collections have visited many exotic locales. One of his favorite stops, of course, has been the sea, with louche sailors inspiring some of his most memorable looks. This time around, the designer dove deeper into that territory — as in "20,000 Leagues Under" — with marine life (think fish scales) forming the basis of his strong spring effort.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"