PJ on Gottex:
Here’s the opening of the Gottex show:
Model Karolina Kurkova opened the show. The statuesque blonde stalked down the runway on a blue swimsuit ensemble. The woman has legs for miles. While the swimwear was interesting visually, it was hard to imagine jumping into a pool while wearing a gem-encrusted suit. I couldn’t see myself sunning in a bikini that had cap-sleeves, could you? Some of the suits looked like Barbarella meets Tomb Raider. Some were so shiny, that my first thought on seeing them prance down the runway was, “Shark bait!” But I was really disappointed in the models. Traditionally, Gottex picks models who have curves and look like real women. This time around, it was more like women who were too skinny to have been born with the boobs that were attached to their bodies. I can only hope that the bathing suits that I saw on the runway were for editorial purposes- to show what the designer’s thinking. If not, raise your hand if you’d really wear a multi-strapped cap-sleeve swimsuit.
Check out the video of the final model parade: