“Apparitions” gown from Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Virgins (or Madonnas)” women’s haute couture spring-summer collection of 2007. “Celestial” print satin strapless sheath; bustier-style top with “hologram” embroidery, bows; ivory silk tulle overskirt; “hologram,” ivory lace veil. © Patrice Stable/Jean Paul Gaultier
Gaultier’s 2007 “Virgins” collection was inspired by the imagery and symbolism of Christianity and religious art. For the runway show, the models had tears painted on their faces and their hair was styled to resemble medieval and Renaissance paintings of the Virgin.