Just Above Sunset
Volume 5, Number 10
March 11, 2007

Scoop de Mode

 The world as seen from Just Above Sunset -

"Notes on how things seem from out here in Hollywood..."

PARIS, Saturday, October 7, 2006 - Wasting time here reading trash and I find this halfway down the page -

    Daily Mail: 4 Oct - Fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier found his own way to comment on the 'size zero' debate - by putting a larger model down the catwalk to show off his clothes. Dressed in a daring black corsetry, the plus-sized model dwarfed her fellow waif-like catwalk queens.

Tonight's TV-news took the trouble to mention that this is the 30th anniversary of Jean-Paul Gaultier and his fashion empire. Jean-Paul is good for a laugh twice a year so I don't mind passing this on.

In the course of the loving homage, showing some video of recent runway figures in outlandish costumes, I half-saw one model... on the screen's edge... who appeared to be a round one. With curves! This would have been the night's 'news' but the TV was too interested in the 'best wishes.'

I guess I should record all the TV-news in case there is news on they don't realize. Instead I crawled to the Website, where you can see 'Spring-Summer 2006,' - not the latest I guess - and found what appears to be a round, juicy, possibly rolly-polly model.

The photos attached are copyright Jean-Paul Gaultier so you probably shouldn't use them and I shouldn't send them too you. These are from Pret-a-Porter 'Spring-Summer 2006.'

Maybe you can look around and see if anybody else has noticed this use of real human beings for fashion. Or see if anybody else it using round models.

Look closely at the photos. You can tell from the backgrounds that different focal-lengths have been used. One of these models isn't a 'boy-with-boobs.'

PS - Pixel-count of hips was made before image size reduction.

Jean-Paul Gaultier models, 2006

Copyright (text) © 2006 - Ric Erickson, MetropoleParis


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