PARIS — Tailored looks have long been a mainstay of the couture, but these days that doesn’t mean just elegant suits. Jean Paul Gaultier’s polished fall collection is a case in point. His runway was filled with dashing musketeers wearing bold capes, plumed hats and impeccably cut pants, mixing the tailored and the fluid, often with some added sparkle. Here, one of Gaultier’s swashbucklers in a sequined cape, a snakeskin top and fringed boots. For more on the trend, see today’s photo spread, “Tailored Maids.”

This story first appeared in the July 12, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.