You know you're in for a treat when the masterful Jean Paul Gaultier invites you to a show. And while menswear is ususally more restrained ... it's by no means less fun. Gaultier was inspired by Marrakesh and its delights which was expressed through languid shapes, earthy hues and butter-soft leathers that could almost be mistaken for suede. In hindsight, it seemed like a fond tribute to his friend, Yves Saint Laurent (who was a longtime resident of Marrakesh). The body beautiful were out in full force on the runway and only served to enhance Gaultier's North African-flavoured vision. Djellabas (loose-fitting Moroccan robes), harem pants, embroidered cotton tunics and standard-issue skimpy swimmers provided enough eye candy for all. Meet me at the oasis? Yes please.
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