What a tease: Jean Paul Gaultier showed he’s a man of many layers this season with a strip-show presentation well shy of the full monty. Emerging from a row of cabins lit by pink neon tubes, the models peeled off layer after layer of revisited Gaultier classics, stopping at their long johns.
Sometimes there were optical tricks, as in slim gray pinstripe suits composed of jackets piled on cardigans on turtlenecks — all in the exact same design. In a more playful vein, itsy-bitsy bolero-style leather jackets and cropped white shirts went over mariner T-shirts and graphic Seventies-flavored knits. Pants were a high-waist and pleated Forties style. It was a fun way of presenting Gaultier’s complete universe, though with a sea of cameras blocking views, for many observers it truly was a peep show.