Sonny Vandevelde backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier SS12

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Probably because of his recent retrospective in Canada JP decided to give the audience a view of what goes on backstage and make it front stage. Guests milled around while handsome models got dressed and undressed in front of us. Then a space was cleared the models walked a catwalk while the photographers did the look book. MEanwhile there were a few tables with computers where it appeared shops were placing their orders as the looks walked out.

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All photos by Sonny Vandevelde

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.