Haute Couture Baby Bumps Make a Catwalk Debut at Jean Paul Gaultier’s Paris Fashion Show

Oliver Rousteing, you really get what’s poppin’


Elevating pregnancy to high fashion

The crowd went wild during Wednesday’s Jean Paul Gaultier Paris Fashion Week Show when they saw two models walking down the runway wearing moulded breastplates with conical bras and protruding baby bumps.

The vibe was a combination of high fashion punk and glam rock chic, like something out of Rihanna’s wardrobe— just genius. It was a collaboration with Balmain’s Oliver Rousteing that gave birth to this one-of-a-kind haute couture ensemble.

Rousteing apparently took his job as guest couturier very seriously, presenting Gaultier, who retired from fashion in 2020, an impressive collection of sketches. Among the most common features in his sketches— conical bras, moulded leather, tattoo motifs, stripes, sharp shoulders, metallics, feathers and denim.

The result was a most memorable catwalk that seemed to reflect Gaultier’s inspiration throughout the decades, including designs that looked like human forms of his signature sculpture mold perfume bottles.

For us, it’s the wow-factor of seeing baby bumps elevated to be in high fashion, entre a la mode status at such an important week for the fashion world.

We feel the metal accessories added a brilliant new level of cool and we hope to continue seeing expectant mommies tapping into their highest vibration of fashion liberation.

Thanks, Oliver Rousteing you really get what’s poppin’.

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