Guest Contribution by Stephanie Nahas
For those of you who witness the Spring/Summer 2010 Jean Paul Gaultier Men’s streetwear collection in Paris last October, you may not have realized that the adventurous designer collaborated with the ‘All American’ denim brand Levi's®, revamping and reconstructing the iconic 501® jeans.
|Fashion legend Jean Paul Gaultier revamps the iconic Levi’s 501® jeans at the S/S 2010 menswear (& womenswear) runway. Rugged and sexy models Isaac Crew and Josh Breech are the faces of this daring and impeccably created reinterpretation in this month’s release of L’Officiel Hommes #18, photographed by Milan Vukmirovic.|
Who better to be the face of the reinterpreted Levi's collection than Isaac Crew and Josh Breech - two of the sexiest and most sought after models in the business. In this month’s release of L’Officiel Hommes, Crew and Breech embody everything that this new collection aims to illustrate - both are ruggedly provocative, daringly captivating, and have an unparalleled, natural cool.
The bold reconstruction by the ever-youthful Jean Paul Gaultier was not without his signature touches, the chic maritime stripes and bondage accents adorned the cuffs of 501® jeans, and exposed selvage run through the side seams of jeans and shorts – in equally pure and uncompromisingly rigid denim. Epitomizing the America Dream since 1973, Levi's itself is an effortlessly cool and edgy brand. Fused with Gaultier's genius sense of innovation, and impeccable couture craftsmanship, the streetwear collection is a refreshing mixture of chic masculinity with utter authenticity and edge.