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The standout of the spring haute couture shows was Jean Paul Gaultier's exotic collection inspired by nature. We select the highlights of the show and showcase the exquisite details of the "enfant terrible's" genius execution.

“I saw ‘Avatar’ – it was extraordinary,” exclaimed Jean Paul Gauliter after his spring 2010 haute couture show, which took place in Paris last month. “I was thinking about nature and ecology and tropics and Mexico,” he said of his inspiration for the spectacular collection that consisted of basket-weave gowns, palm tree headdresses, Aztec armour-influenced jewelry and a palette of turquoise and green.

While there were other influences within Gaultier’s haute couture presentation, it was the Mother Nature accented pieces that were the stars of the show. Of particular note were a ball gown that appeared to be woven from leaves and another evening dress that magically recalled the form and colour of exotic scarab beetles. Fashion press and couture buyers were unanimous in their praise for the outstanding execution and sheer imagination that went into these clothes. Many, including, thought this was the “enfant terrible’s” greatest collection ever.

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