Fashion Revolution | Gaultier's Female Fashions For Men And Teens
It's super awesome when one of the paragons of the fashion world affirms what one has been saying for quite some time. The line between male and female fashions is not so firmly drawn as some might expect, assume and even hope.
Pictured is a denim boob tube for men, designed by Gaultier, and set your minds at ease, it was not the only item of female attire co-opted for masculine use on the runway that night. Gaultier's collection also included skirts, zippered for easy access, sequined bustiers barely concealed by the hard lines of traditional suits, and the trend did not stop with the proper grown ups (whoever they are), it descended into the realms of teen fashion, with an ensemble of a white hoodie, black pleated skirt with white accents and sneakers to match.
In your face, people who said men should stick to manly clothes. (Is that a little immature, rubbing it in like that? Hm? How about a nice helping of whipped FAIL on top of your humble pie laced with delicate 'your words' dressing?)
Of course, just because Gaultier, up there in his crazy fashion tower puts a few male models in skirts it doesn't mean that the fashion on the streets will change dramatically overnight. But it does mean that change is in the air. Gaultier is not the first designer to put out skirts for men, and he is sure not to be the last. Some say that designers do this occasionally as a quirky little prank then go back to making straight leg pants, but I say the incidences of men in skirts on the runways of the world are growing closer and closer together and soon, one day, the manly skirt may well become a fashion staple. One day your as yet unborn teenage son might wrinkle his nose at your old school fashions (way back in 2009, when everyone was a total nerd,) and ask where all the dudes in skirts were. And you'll laugh and look back on those times fondly or with remorse, depending on where you stand on this particular non issue. (Really, should this be an issue? No. But it's fun none the less.)
Bravo Jean- Paul. Bravo to you and to all your kin who are embracing a spirit of change. The 'Yes We Can' slogan may not have resulted in much change for the political landscape, but perhaps it has found itself at home in the world of fashion.