October 07, 1999
The Love Boat was Jean Paul Gaultier's inspiration for a campy cruise through vacation wear. His island runway came complete with sand, leaves, a palm tree and a little pond for models to take a dip. Vampish ocean-liner mavens with '70s coiffures opened the show with an array of boldly printed tops adorned with silk-screened faces. Recalling a tropical paradise, flowing white dresses with ruffled hems and sleeves followed. Meanwhile, some girls were fortunate enough to have with them those shipwreck essentials: cut-off shorts and miniskirts worn over bloomers. The sweet maidens were soon overcome by romantic pirates toting foulards, bandeau tops and tulle chemises. How did it all end? Glamour to the rescue, of course, in the form of black long dresses gathered at the waist and acid-colored chiffon gowns.