PARIS — The spring collection Jean Paul Gaultier showed for Hermès was full of well-bred, upbeat clothes for a woman who wants to look both pulled together and at ease. There were, for example, pretty toile de Jouy chiffon blouses, a good-looking leather trenchcoat and a handsome safari jacket for day, while evening featured fluid gowns, including some wrapped in the house’s signature scarves. Here, Gaultier’s scarf numbers. For more of the season’s patterns, see “The Reigning Prints.”

This story first appeared in the October 19, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.