The autumn-winter haute couture season in Paris kicked off with some some dazzling leather creations by Jean-Paul Gaultier. He designed a harlequin leather patchwork bodysuit complete with hood which he accessorised with a skate-board and he also encased models from helmeted head to wedge-heeled foot in skin tight bodysuits made from jewelled leather, fringed satin, studded stretch and embroidered velvet.