When Newlook contacted me asking if I wanted to pick one of their New Look dresses range to replace my "throwback" dress I jumped on board straight away. Basically a throwback dress is something you've had in your wardrobe for donkeys years but continue to wear out of love/comfort. Mine's this nude lacy number which always seems to be thrown on for spontaneous nights out during those "I have nothing to wear" moments. It's a trusty piece of clothing that has seen me through a good few years but I'm still reluctant to actually dispose of it!
There were so many other occasions but the photos above were the least gross looking! Anyway I had my choice of frocks and I decided to go with a classic black number, because you can't go wrong with black right? Obvs I stuck with the lace though!
Picture from the ad campaign for A Tribute to Frida Kahlo collection. Women's Pret-a-porter 1998. Art direction and photography: Jean Paul Gaultier
When I think of Jean Paul Gaultier I immediately think of French sailors in minimal clothing and glamorous women clad in sexy underwear stroking perfume bottles, although though Le Male does smell pretty darn nice.
Obviously he is much more than that, with over 40 years working in the fashion industry Jean Paul Gaultier has created an array of stunning collections and has designed costumes for the likes of Kylie Minogue and Madonna - yes he was responsible for that cone bra from the Blond Ambition Tour! He's known for challenging gender stereotypes and the fact that he co presented Eurotrash makes me love him even more.
He's spoken previously of how London have always welcomed his designs, so what better way to celebrate this than a full on exhibition dedicated to him?! Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is due to hit The Barbican art gallery on the 9th April and invites us to explore the fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier. Over 140 of his iconic costumes will be on display (including the bra!) along with photography by Pierre et Gilles and Andy Warhol. There's also going to be video footage of concerts and catwalks to feast your eyes on.
You can buy tickets from £7.25-£14.50 from Hotel Direct which also gives a bit more info on the exhibition. Is this something you'd be interested in?