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SS13 Campaign: Jean Paul Gaultier’s Pop Icons

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Jean Paul Gaultier knows how to make an iconic ad campaign and the spring/summer 2013 is no exception. Calling on pop idols – Madonna, David Bowie, Boy George and Grace Jones, this JPG campaign is more like a poster for the wall than an advert, and I absolutely love it.

Shot by Sebastian Kim, everything about the campaign works – from the in your face lights to the poses and most of all the models perfectly embody their characters, from Hannelore Knuts as David Bowie to Jeneil Williams as Grace Jones and Maria Kashleva has totally perfectly 80’s favourite Boy George, but for me this campaign is all about Latvian model Ginta Lapina as Madonna – seriously wow!!!

I am so hoping that there is more imagery from this campaign as I would love to see the icons solo as well.

What do you think of Jean Paul Gaultier’s pop icons campaign? Any musical legends you think should have been included?

[Pic: facebook.com/jean.paul.gaultier]

Cool Collaboration Alert: Jean Paul Gaultier And Diet Coke

I am sure some people will be saying Jean Paul Gaultier for Diet Coke that’s a little strange, but I adore a little strange, and I am loving this cool concept from the drinks brand. As well as starring in three short films for the brand, Gaultier has also been named as Diet Coke’s Creative Director for 2012, which means I get to add to my limited edition Diet Coke bottle collection, I have some that were designed by Karl Lagerfeld, and he will also be overseeing other projects, ad campaigns, and online content over the year.

We may have to wait until next month to see the bottle and can designs, which I am hearing will be on sale for four weeks in Harvey Nichols, but the brand is celebrating its new Creative Director with the launch of three fabulous short films that are being released on consecutive days – today, tomorrow, and Saturday via its YouTube channel.

In ‘The Night & Day Serial Designer’ films, Gaultier takes on different roles, from a therapist to a journalist and even a private detective, and helps the Diet Coke puppets the only way he knows how – by playing dress up and styling them in his own designs.

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Episode one, features Irene a pop star, who Gaultier helps bring her rock chick persona to the surface just in time for her press conference – she goes from being dressed in an old tee to working a sexy leather number with lots of zips. The next episodes in the series will feature Eleanor needing a private detective in a 1960s black and white themed thriller movie, and Bernadette visits her therapist and ends up on a stunning gown – I can’t wait to see this one!!!

I love the first instalment with the added blue and white stripes that Jean Paul Gaultier is famous for present not just on his t-shirt but on his camera, Diet Coke really has incorporated a humour to its homage to the fashion designer that totally works.

One last thing, I do have to ask/beg Diet Coke to please release a JPG x Diet Coke puppet doll as I totally need Irene in my life!!!

[Pics/Video: Diet Coke]

Grammys 2012: My Best Dressed – Rihanna and Katy

After being utterly bored by the BAFTA red carpet I wasn’t really in the mood to stay up and watch the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, I did however catch-up this morning and I have to be honest there were a lot of hits and twice as many misses – but this is kind of what I expected from the Grammys.

For me the best dressed has to go to either Rihanna’s show stopping black silk cady custom Giorgio Armani gown or Katy Perry’s sky blue Elie Saab gown from the spring/summer haute couture 2012 collection. If it came down to just the dresses I think Katy would win, but her Smurfette hair is really putting me off, but then again I am not that thrilled by Rihanna’s roots either.

What I love about Rihanna’s look, which she co-designed with Armani is that it fitted her body perfectly, everything about this dress is sexy from the plunging neckline to the thigh-high split, to the dramatic open back and the mermaid silhouette into an elegant train – taking inspiration from Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface obviously works for RiRi as this is one great red carpet look.

On the other hand there is Katy Perry looking elegant in this exquisite fully-embroidered backless floral Elie Saab creation. Everything is divine from the colour to the simple ribbon belt, to the gorgeous floral appliqués, and I do love it when Katy does princess rather than quirky. If only her hair was elegant this would have be a clear winner for me.

A special mention has to go to both Fergie in this vibrant orange lace Jean Paul Gaultier couture gown from the spring/summer 2012 collection, hot off the Paris catwalk and Gwyneth Paltrow in a black cut-out Stella McCartney dress with gold belt from Stella’s Evening Collection for both looking absolutely incredible – seriously crazy hot bodies.

I know everyone isn’t going to love Fergie’s bold catwalk-to-red carpet look complete with black bra and big pants but I love that she totally went for it – and come on you all have to admit she is totally working this dress.

[Pics: Armani/Elie Saab/Jean Paul Gaultier/Stella McCartney]

Music Video Loving: Beyonce – Run The World (Girls)

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Beyonce premiered her new song last week, Run The World (Girls), and as you would expect it is filled with fierce poses, dancing and an amazing selection of designer clobber. I counted eight looks, admittedly I may have missed a few as it does flash from one scene to the next quite quickly, but I spotted pieces from Lee McQueen’s last collection, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Emilio Pucci, Brian Lichtenberg and Gareth Pugh.

One of the first looks (above) is a gorgeous Alexander McQueen red silk satin dress adorned with gold embroidery from the autumn/winter 2010 collection, teamed with McQueen thigh-high boots. Oh, and for added drama, Beyonce is standing tall next to a gorgeous lion.

Surrounded by her army Beyonce shows off her fab figure and incredible dance skills in these Norma Kamali fringe shorts with a black bustier, a Brian Lichtenberg patchwork fur vest from the autumn/winter 2011 collection and fringed Alexander Wang heels. This is a hot look!!

Amongst all the post-apocalyptic drama comes this gorgeous Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci dress from the spring/summer 2011 collection. The detailing in this dress looks stunning against the derilick scene.

But my favourite look has to be this stunning black Jean Paul Gaultier couture gown from the spring 2011 collection, its fabulous bold feathered shoulders and cut-out detailing to the bodice.

One of the most striking costume changes has to be this gold scale Gareth Pugh dress and heels. This is a very futuristic look and I love the dramatic shoulder and the flicky skirt, and how tiny is her waist!!

My least favourite look has to be this vibrant yellow Emilio Pucci gown with thigh-high splits on both sides and a plunging neckline. Makes perfect sense for her dance moves, but against all the other stunning pieces this one didn’t work as well for me. Out of the two Pucci dresses I prefer the racing green sequinned number below, with its cross-body slash.

For Beyonce’s second wear from Norma Kamali she looks amazing in her Aztec cut-out jumpsuit, which you can buy here for $575.

I am so glad that artists like Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Rihanna still make large production music videos. This video shot by Francis Lawrence really is spectacular, from the concept of Beyonce being a warrior chief and having her own army to the crazy dance scenes, this is a great video.

[Pics: YouTube]