A plethora of ideas jostled for attention at Gaultier. Design elements ran the gamut from brick-wall print pants to camouflage knits to his signature floor-sweeping kilts. Sometimes the eclectic mix worked, particularly when the designer contrasted traditionally luxe pieces with streetwear. One tuxedo jacket had corduroy lapels instead of silk, for example. But the looks that layered a cacophony of prints and textures — as in Medusa-print pants paired with a tweedy overcoat — were overkill. The designer’s eclectic cast of models — who sported flowing tresses, dreadlocks or curled moustaches — underlined the collection’s devil-may-care spin through every persuasion of men’s wear.

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