Kim Kardashian Brought Back Madonna's Chest Cutout Pinstripe Dress From 1992
Moments after Kim Kardashian's debut on the Balenciaga couture catwalk, the business mogul and her daughter North West caused quite the stir at the Jean Paul Gaultier couture show. The duo matched in pinstripe tailored silhouettes reminiscent of archival Jean Paul Gaultier looks, as if they had set out to recreate the memorable 1992 photograph of the designer and his muse Madonna walking side by side at an amfAR Gala, a similarity pointed out by the Instagram account Diet Prada.
The Skims founder opted for a formfitting black maxi dress from the Jean Paul Gaultier collection by Olivier Rousteing, complete with a plunging neckline and prominent trompe-l'oeil nipple cups in beige. The design, which also made an appearance on the runway, brings to mind the revealing ensemble Madonna once wore to the benefit gala. While the superstar put her breasts on full display, Kardashian went for a more demure approach, exposing only her cleavage. She styled the ensemble with a silver tin case choker necklace, a matching silver cuff bracelet, a pair of black round sunglasses, and the pièce de resistance: a faux nose ring connected to a stack of silver chains and attached to her ear. Her tall black-and-silver metal platform boots were also right on theme. West embraced steampunk style as well, wearing the same nose piercing with a matching striped set that featured a button-down vest, beret, and tie. Joining her mom and grandmother Kris Jenner at the show, the nine-year-old cemented her place as a rising fashion star during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Near the catwalk, the star-studded audience awaited Olivier Rousteing's guest couture collection for Jean Paul Gaultier. Rousteing sent a parade of menswear looks inspired by JPG's Spring 1994 collection "Les Tatouages" down the runway, as well as several cone bras, matelot stripes, and corseted silhouettes. He also evolved the tin can packaging of Gaultier's perfumes, converting it into a strapless gown and mini dress, the latter of which was finished with chunky combat boots with metallic platforms. Ahead, check out the stylish mother and daughter duo in action, and catch a glimpse of the front row and the new collection.