Jean Paul Gaultier is the latest in a succession of fashion industry giants to design a room for Elle Decoration Suite, and the results are predictably offbeat. Because you can't exactly expect a man obsessed with assorted fetish wear and tasseled conical boobies to suddenly morph into a winsome Nick Olsen type, now can you?
Employing various motifs found within his fashion collections, Gaultier's apartment reads like a whimsical S&M club.
There's something larval about this whole setup, but I find it to be credible as a concept room. This, however, frightens me:
Sorry, but dolls are always going to elicit a WTF?! response from most people.
Oh, and there's also an indoor jungle. As if you could have a fashionable apartment without one!
These days it seems that every Tom, Dick, and Zac, is jumping from fashion to interior design -- often with retinal scorching results. If the previous two iterations of Elle Decor Suite by Christian Lacroix and Martin Margiela hadn't been so worthwhile, I might altogether question the wisdom of these endeavors.
What do you dudes think? Love or hate Gaultier's take on apartment dressing? He is kind of cute in those stripes...