At the age of 20, Alexandre Vauthier decided to abandon his law studies and pursue fashion in Paris. Soon after graduation he became a member of Thierry Mugler‘s design studio. It was during this 4 year period Vauthier honed his skills by learning from the master of architectural garments himself.
He then became the head designer for Jean-Paul Gaultier couture collection for another 4 years. After these 8 years of professional experience in the field, Vauthier became inspired by his travels to Asia and the USA and wanted to launch his own collection. In 2009, Vauthier premiered his first collection, though still a young and early designer, Vauthier has caught the attention of media and celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Beyonce.
July 3rd 2012, Alexandre Vauthier showed his Fall/Winter Couture show in Paris. His palette of white, beige and gold though not conventional colors for a fall/winter collection was executed so perfectly that critiques and audience members didn’t mind that the collection was better suited for spring/summer.
Throughout the collection, the signature deep V cut for Vauthier dominated the upper body pieces. There was the classic deep V cut down the front, asymmetric cuts across the shoulder to display dazzling Swavorski crystals and lastly V shaped cuts down the side. Models with flowing hair donned draped jumpsuits and biker jackets with wintery fur stoles and trims.
Gowns with thigh high slits and micro-pencil skirts finished with peplum waists exposed toned legs that went on for miles. Golden chains, white leather purses, golden metallic belts, strappy gold and suede booties with red soles completed each outfit. With so much skin exposed and flashy gold finishes, the Alexandre Vauthier’s Fall/Winter 2012 show was definitely hot and sexy with an athletic urban feel.