Jean Paul Gaultier: Madonna was the post-feminist
September 30, 2012 News

Jean Paul Gaultier: Madonna was the post-feminist

From Madonna to Michael Jackson, Grace Jones to Sade: Jean-Paul Gaultier feted the pop and style icons of the 1980s on Saturday with a rebelliously joyful collection for next spring.

In the 80s there were all these crazy looks, whereas nowadays it’s all about copying what others are doing, like kind of clones. They all had a look, but also an aesthetic that made people sit up and react.

On Madonna…

Madonna was the post-feminist, what came after the bra-burning years. She said ‘Yes, I am going to dress sexy, but I am the one deciding to do it’.

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The designer said his collection was about “people who had an influence on fashion, just as I was personally influenced by David Bowie in his way of being and dressing.”

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He also joked with reporters after the show…

Just because there’s an economic crisis, doesn’t mean we all have to act all miserable, and show depressing clothes. Why should it all be about minimalism? There’s room for joy as well.

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