Friday, February 19, 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier for Target, Parisian Chic at All-American Prices

By Laura Medina

$199 Leather Motto Crop Jacket in Brown/Red, $24.99 Tattoo Mesh Leggings, $19.99 Lingerie Tank, $24.99 Necklace Tank

Hitting Target stores on Sunday, March 7th, Jean Paul Gaultier launches Spring 2010 with this exclusive collaboration for Target.

Just because the prices are accessible, this doesn't mean his Gallic whimsical twist with sharp Parisian tailoring is water-down.

$29.99 Pinstripe Vest with $34.99 Pinstripe Skirt, $19.99 Eye Tee and $24.99 Tattoo Mesh Leggings

Notorious for his rebellious and innovative designs, Jean Paul Gaultier has long been known as the enfant terrible of fashion. At the age of 18, with no formal training, he was hired as a design assistant for Pierre Cardin after sending his promising sketches to the designer in the mail. Six years later, Gaultier launched his first womenswear collection in Paris with accolades. His celebrated craftsmanship and forward-thinking designs have made him a fashion icon around
the world ever since. In 2000, the CFDA presented Gaultier with the prestigious International Award and three years later he became the designer for French luxury house Herm├Ęs.
$59.99 Yellow Halter Dress with $26.99 Tattoo Mesh Tee

Now, women everywhere can add a piece of Gaultier’s skillful design to their wardrobe at attainable prices. “My collection for Target draws inspiration from iconic American fashion, fusing menswear influences with classic feminine glamour,” says Gaultier. “I am delighted to be working with Target and to have the ability to offer my work to women across America.

$49.99 Sailor Cardigan with $17.99 Floral Boy Short

Not only are Jean Paul Gaultier for Target is accessible but practical. The mainstays of the collections are sheer mesh long-sleeve tee shirts and leggings in convincing classical tattoo prints. The quality of the prints are so realistic that they can trick the average, everyday person thinking you spent the whole day and evening and a fortune being "inked." When, in fact, all you have to do is run to Target, drop a mere $26.99 for the tattoo tee and measly $24.99 for the matching tattoo leggings and you can be the trendiest chick on the block tonight (or at school) then revert back to normal at the office (or at home).

Despite for all its fierce fabulousness, the foundation of the collection are classic and solid tailoring, as in the timeless halter dress, the floral sun dress, and a three-piece pinstripe suit, complete with a long, blazer, a vest, and office-appropriate cuffed shorts.

Jean Paul Gaultier for Target is as fresh as the season. It'll be around until April 11th.

Collector item pieces at affordable prices. Tres Chic!

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