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JPG Forever! x


Last week Julie (from Vintageattitude) and I met up with hopes aloft to see the John Paul Gaultier Exhibition at the Barbican in London.  We walked in, immediately drawn to  a collection of  iconic Bretons – the stripe so representative of Gaultier, when Julie grabbed my arm…Did you see that? She whispered..I’m sure that mannequin just winked at me….


We were laughing and totally entranced….As we appraoched each mannequin they came to life and spoke to us….so very clever and such a witty touch  – a bit like the man himself.



Who was in on the Act to just welcome us.  That accent…..sigh.


The whole exhibition felt very intimate – possibly helped by the tube strike – but everything was open and accessible.  Human.


Inspiration for espadrille competition?

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Around every corner was another legendary memory – from Madonna’s underwear as outerwear tour clothes to championing skirts for men.  And you began to realise how many fashion ideas this man has creatively planted over his long, long career- digital printing on the Can-can Dress aka Mary Katrantzou (which has to be the most perfect wedding dress ever.  White and demur for the service…outrageous for the first dance!)


Upside down Eiffel Towers’ for heels on shoes aka Charlotte Olympia (yes, the tights had Eiffel towers too..)-  Punk, Eurotrash and the first example of a skort I’ve ever seen.  And worn by a man…it went on and on..


 This was ingenious..a tulle skirt with the waistband being the very top of a pair of white jeans.


Despite additions such a camo, bullets and desert boots..all the outfits for women were always very feminine.


And even with sequins, furs and skirts..the men’s outfits always remained masculine.


Throughout the mannequins were like celestial beings beamed down from planet Gaultier, each one with their own unique, witty outlook on life.   There’s no-one here, right? I exist because I speak.  I don’t want to be here, but I can be who I want to be, I am because I am, I am a dream –  They were more than sentences on repeat.  They were a persona.  Just like the Exhibition itself….

Laters, Kate x

Chaos and Couture..

Like ducks in a firing range the great and the good stepped out last night for the Met Gala Ball to celebrate the opening of Punk: Chaos to Couture Exhibition.  What joy! there was no place to hide  – you either nailed it, failed it..or demonstrated you never really had it…I swear with that title it was always going to be the perfect blood sport…let the games commence..

BJm8RnwCEAE9jSP.jpg-largeThe New York Magazine cover that never was. Shame.

Biggest surprise of the night?


Anne Hathaway in Valentino!  Blonde and rocking it.

Could easily have done a ‘Gwyneth’..but so doesn’t.

Must’ve changed her stylist hey.

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kylie-minogue-paloma-faith-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-01Is this really Kylie? Was that really Anne Hathaway? What’s happened??

Except poor Moschino.

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"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaKatie Perry not known for her sartorial elegance gets a huge smacker on the lips for this fabulous choice.  Dolce and Gabbana.  Sigh.  Loved their whole collection.  Accessorised perfectly.

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miley-cyrus-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-03Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs.  Cool simple hot elegance.

This was always going to be up her street.

If I was being really picky..shocking coloured hair would’ve taken it stratospheric.

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rita-ora-cara-delevingne-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-02Cara Delevingue in Burberry. So right.

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Sienna Miller in Burberry.  Makes it look easy.

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Coco Rocha. Breaking every rule and SMOKING!

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aubrey-plaza-red-carpet-met-ball-02Aubrey Plaza dressed by Vogue, Marios Schwab dress.  Like it – but want to make sure she hasn’t dropped something down her front in beautiful symmetry.

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Alexa Chung in Erdem.  Cool and sophisticated. Love the neck. Proud the Brit girls so understood the brief.

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Anja Rubik in a red leather Anthony Vaccarello dress.  How good?

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sarah-jessica-parker-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-05 SJP. Because she can.

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miranda-kerr-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-02The best clutch of the night.  As held by Mirranda Kerr.

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john-krasinski-emily-blunt-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-04Best eyeliner. As sported by Emily Blunt.

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Added this one in just to demonstrate the boring.

Maggie Gyllenhaal wearing Calvin Klein. Why?

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anna-wintour-met-ball-2013-with-bee-shaffer-04Oops!This must be irony.  Anna Wintour wearing Channel Couture and daughter Bee Shaffer.

Could it be down hill from this point?

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"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaUma Thurman.  The Oscars were in February? And even then.

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kim-kardashian-kanye-west-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-01Kim car-crash Kardashian.

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madonna-short-black-bob-hairdo-on-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-01Madonna in Ginvenchy?  Or did Hilary Devine from Dragons Den sneak in whilst backs were turned?

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Laters, Kate x