“The beauty of the world is the mouth of a labyrinth. The unwary individual who on entering takes a few steps is soon unable to find the opening. Worn out, with nothing to eat or drink, in the dark, separated from his dear ones, and from everything he loves and is accustomed to, he walks on without knowing anything or hoping anything, incapable even of discovering whether he is really going forward or merely turning round on the same spot. But this affliction is as nothing compared with the danger threatening him. For if he does not lose courage, if he goes on walking, it is absolutely certain that he will finally arrive at the center of the labyrinth. And there God is waiting to eat him. Later he will go out again, but he will be changed, he will have become different, after being eaten and digested by God. Afterward he will stay near the entrance so that he can gently push all those who come near into the opening.” - Simone Weil “The beauty of the world is the mouth of a labyrinth. The unwary individual who on entering takes a few steps is soon unable to find the opening. Worn out, with nothing to eat or drink, in the dark, separated from his dear ones, and from everything he loves and is accustomed to, he walks on without knowing anything or hoping anything, incapable even of discovering whether he is really going forward or merely turning round on the same spot. But this affliction is as nothing compared with the danger threatening him. For if he does not lose courage, if he goes on walking, it is absolutely certain that he will finally arrive at the center of the labyrinth. And there God is waiting to eat him. Later he will go out again, but he will be changed, he will have become different, after being eaten and digested by God. Afterward he will stay near the entrance so that he can gently push all those who come near into the opening.” - Simone Weil

1990’S JEAN PAUL GAULTIER TROMPE L’OEIL ZIPPER SKIRT

Legendary designer Jean Paul Gaultier had no formal fashion education to boast of.  He established himself in the 70s and 80s as the “enfant terrible" of French fashion.  With a seemingly endless creative output, his impact in the fashion world is unforgettable and essential— he played with gender roles, adorning men in skirts decades before others opted to, and allowed plus sized women and older men to grace his runways. His talent was undeniable, though his utilization of such gifts made him a an intuitively divisive designer. The subversive figure used many forward-thinking icons in his runway shows, including Madonna and Marilyn Manson, both whom he conceptualized tour wardrobes for.  1990's Jean Paul Gaultier Trompe L'Oeil Zipper Skirt.  This piece features a print of realistically rendered zippers printed on the silk fabric.  Only to be paired with multiple leather zippers to reveal a mesh liner that zips to the top of the skirt.  

Size: Italian 40 (Womens)
Material: 100% Silk and Mesh
Condition: Mint Vintage Condition

Measurements are taken with the garment laying flat.
Waist: 24"
Length: 31" 

 

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