Last week, we shared one reader’s story about a great gray hair experience in Italy. But she was not the only one in Europe showing off a new silver hairdo. Last month, Jean Paul Gaultier’s fall 2011 collection debuted at Paris Fashion Week, and many of the models made their way down the catwalk in gray-haired wigs.
But although they were wearing “silvery beehives,” the clothes were hardly meant for Grandma. Creative Loafing blog considered the collection to not be age-specific, that although “Jean Paul Gaultier’s collection hit the runway with the appeal to women of a certain age … [Do] not be fooled … Take what you see here and create them as your own — the runway is meant to be inspiration. Mix the classic pieces with what is current age-appropriate.”
The tone of the show was also anything but conservative. The models emerged wearing beautiful outerwear pieces but teasingly shed their coats, jackets and scarves halfway down the runway, giving the show a youthful and flirty feel.
What do you think of the collection? Did you see anything you’d love to wear with your own silver hair? Check out close-up photos of the looks at Style.com.