If you love corsets, lingerie, and vintage, you probably have more than a passing fancy for Jean Paul Gaultier, whose corset styles have influenced fashion trends and costumes with their couture details and punky concepts.
This year, the Barbican in London showcased one of the largest fashion exhibitions I have seen, the designer featured was Gaultier. His designs were showcased more by topic and type than era, so it was a great way to see his star designs and get a better understanding of his signature styles.
Probably the most well known of his work centers on lingerie specific to corsets. I thought that I would share some of the corsets that were shown throughout the exhibition halls. They range from traditional, satin and pink to outrageous and straw.
He uses metal or corset strips often to create a sense of shape and form, like corset bones without the fabric creating shape.
Satin too makes an appearance using more traditional lingerie techniques.
And to wrap this corset festival up, here's a version in straw.
The Barbican, London: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk: April 9 to August 25, 2014"