Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pumps & Pleats: Jean Paul Gaultier rocks Brooklyn

By Michèle De Meglio

Couture fashions are gorgeous — but who can afford ’em?

Next month, iconic French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier will unveil his affordable women’s apparel capsule collection for Target, which has three stores in Brooklyn.

The bull’s-eye retailer has made a name for itself thanks to these fashionable collaborations. Gaultier is probably the biggest name to join forces with the chain store.

A sneak peek at Gaultier’s designs has Pumps & Pleats drooling!

Many of the designs put a French spin on American staples. Take, for instance, the classic khaki trench coat. Gaultier created a $59.99 version for Target with a chic trio of black stripes near the shoulders.

Rather than pair it with a stiff suit, the trench is thrown over a filmy kelly green dress with white polka dots and black lace trim. The lingerie-inspired dress seems quite risqué under the coat. Ooh la la!

The cropped leather motorcycle jacket in black with red trim is already a hit with fashion bloggers. Expect the slick jacket to sell out quick — even at the $199.99 price tag.

There’s much more affordable fare in the collection — a sleek tank dress for $34.99, a black pinstripe vest for $29.99 and a peach tee bearing the “JPGaultier” name for $19.99.

In true Gaultier style, expect some of his Target designs to be avant-garde.

Mesh leggings come in an abstract “tattoo print” mixing scales, flames and flowers. Sounds weird? It is.
The price tag, $24.99, is also rather high for leggings.

The collection will be available from March 7 to April 11.

Target has three stores in Brooklyn — at the Triangle Junction at 1598 Flatbush Avenue, in Gateway Mall at 519 Gateway Drive, and at the Atlantic Center Mall at 139 Flatbush Avenue. Visit for hours.

Michèle De Meglio is a native Brooklynite addicted to all things chic. Check out Pumps & Pleats each week for more adventures as she scours the borough for fab duds and accessories.


Copyright © 2009 All rights reserved

  © Blogger templates The Professional Template by 2008

Back to TOP