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Never Trust Anyone Over 30

Last year fashion's enfant terrible Jean Paul Gaultier celebrated 30 years of iconoclasm, ranging from Madonna's cone bra to men in skirts.  This spring, by contrast, his couture runway showcased his angelic side, with every model in a halo, and the classic house of Hermes has entrusted him with its ready-to-wear since 2003. 

But not to worry -- Gaultier hasn't reformed completely.  A retrospective of his costume collaboration with cutting-edge contemporary choreographer Regine Chopinot, now on view at the Musee de la Mode et du Textile in Paris, includes a giant crocodile Hermes Kelly bag with a silk print scarf tied around it.  A WWD reporter previewing the show called attention to the connection:

"It's a knockoff," Gaultier noted, exploding into laughter. 

Photos, anyone?