Beth Ditto Evans line unveiled and modeling for Gaultier

Jean-Paul Gaultier presents Beth Ditto with flowers.

After a few sneak peeks Beth Ditto’s newest closet line for Evans has finally been unveiled. With frocks and jackets at very reasonable prices it’s already the newsest favorite of the plus sized hipster set. For an elegant night out I’m a big fan of the drawstring maxi but my laid back PDX style naturally gravitates towards the oversized parka with plenty of pockets.

But Ditto isn’t limiting herself to the ready-to-wear set. She recently strutted down the catwalk for Jean-Paul Gaultier to show off some of his upcoming Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Inspired by Joan Jett and other influential lady rockers, this newest line celebrates female power not only through a hard edge but by the very visible size of Beth Ditto.

WSJ Blogs says:

Thematically for Spring 2011, Mr. Gaultier pursued the dual subjects of punk and real bodies: Pink shags and “Crimson and Clover” set the tone. He proved his currency with modern obsessions by including 3-D glasses in the invitations, and inviting his audience to wear them as several models wearing 3-D fabric prints paraded by.

But Mr. Gaulthier’s use of a couple of plus-size models, including Ms. Ditto, is what will have people talking about this collection. It was daring. If this master of design can send a size-something down the runway and have her look fab-dahling, then are we ready to see more curvaceous beauties on the catwalk?

For more photos of the local chanteuse with fashion icon Jean-Paul Gautier check out the qPDX photo gallery.

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