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9 August 2016

Jean Paul Gaultier interpreted the esthetics of 'the perfect imperfection' as jewelry collection FW16 for Swarovski

Recently, Swarovski sent some images of the new Fall/Winter 2016 collection designed by French designer and couturier Jean Paul Gaultier who is known for his punk style and unconventional, controversial view on everyday esthetics of society's fashion and way of living. At the new Swarovski 'Reverse' jewelry collection, Gaultier created items around the theme 'the perfect imperfection' such as the pierced earrings double and the necklace (both on view on this page) with asymmetrical crystals with 'broken' appeal. The 'Kaputt' (means 'broken' in German language) design was developed by Jean Paul Gaultier for adding the esthetics of 'difference' to the common imagination of 'perfection'. More about the idea of Jean Paul Gaultier's 'Kaputt' line on

Nathalie Colin, Creative Director, Swarovski, commented: "As a student in NYC in the late 80's, Jean Paul Gaultier was a huge inspiration for me, a designer who has always pushed creative boundaries by allowing street style inspired looks to go on the runways."

fig.: 'Reverse' pierced earrings and 'Reverse' necklace by Atelier Swarovski for Jean Paul Gaultier, Fall/Winter 2016. Photos: © Swarovski.

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