11 March 2009

Jean Charles de Castelbajac‘s cartoon collection

Week four of the international fashion circuit, day six of Paris Fashion Week and the crowd are getting tetchy. Too much bitching, not enough food (macaroons aside) and no sleep. So how welcome was Jean Charles de Castelbajac – a designer whom you can always rely on to bring a touch of humour to fashion proceedings? Last season, he paid homage to Barack Obama with a sequin dress (and Borat's fashwan sidekick Bruno stormed the catwalk) and for this show the theme was cartoon chic. A Kermit the Frog hat and a Cookie Monster muff drew audible giggles from the front row, but we loved the Andy Warhol dress complete with fluffs of hair and a two fingers to the credit crunch dollar-bill dress. Now, the guessing game is on which of Jean Charles's young fans will be first to brave these outfits in public (and no, a fancy dress party doesn't count...) We're putting our money on Katy Perry...


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