The Gonzo Opera of Alexandre Vauthier's Backstage

by Lotus Laadegaard | Photographs by Omi 

Shortly following his graduation from ESMOD, Alexandre Vauthier joined Thierry Mugler’s design studio. In Thierry Mugler, Alexandre Vauthier found a mentor, supporter and a teacher. Later, he joined Jean-Paul Gaultier as Head Designer of the Couture Collection before he launched his own brand in 2009 during Paris Fashion Week. Two years later, he was accepted as a guest member of Chambre Syndicate de la haute couture becoming an official member in 2014 and thus his fashion house can use the term haute couture. With radical cuts and a natural need for preciseness and rigor, Alexandre Vauthier has created his own style inspired by French culture and Anglo-Saxon influences. His creative universe is not limited to fashion alone but embraces music, ready-to-wear, perfume and interior design. Alexandre Vauthier is already a fashionable force to be reckoned with and an intriguing one at that. 

So it was no surprise that his build up to his Haute Couture show was extraordinary and seeping with the collective genius of his ever-expanding narrative.