Kylie Minogue's working her cotton socks off on her KYLIEX2008 tour, performing in Berlin last night at the Velodrom. As much as I'm impressed by her Jean Paul Gaultier-designed costumes, I love to see the petite singer out and about in her day-to-day clothes, like this gorgeous white dress she wore on her way to her soundcheck before the concert. What is your preference — off-stage outfits or lavish tour costumes?
If Ursula from The Little Mermaid had a closet, many pieces from Jean Paul Gaultier's 2008 Fall Couture collection would hang in it. First thing you notice when dissecting this line is the intricate details such as piping that can be mistaken for octopus legs.
The bright colors — cobalt, neon yellow, orange, green — take center stage and up the drama factor. Protruding feathers on several dresses also stand out. Fur, leather, and satin play a key role. Leather gloves with neon piping are badass while fur collars are sophisticated. While most pieces are creature-like, some give a nod to the equestrian theme. I can't say that any of the pieces are translatable to real life but they sure electrocute the runway!