French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier transformed Hermès’ Parisian catwalk into an epic southwestern desert. Amidst the deep orange sunset, sand covered catwalk, and sporadically strewn cacti emerged a collection filled with sultry sophistication. The collection complimented its backdrop as it was filled with rustic Tex-Mex ranchero themed pieces with an urban flare.
John Galliano, the seductive puppet master behind Christian Dior for the past 12 years, channeled his inner tribal side at Paris’s Prêt-a-Porter 2008 with his African inspired spring/summer collection. Galliano claimed that his inspiration evolved from his “memories of many trips, all over Africa.” The Tuileries gardens made the perfect backdrop for Dior’s youthful explosion of culture, fashion, and color.