FWD put it well (even if they couldn't resist an Avatar mention):
"In a bravura display of technique and imagination, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, Gaultier staged what will probably be the most triumphant couture collection this week in Paris. And, the show will probably still trump anything seen next month during the women’s ready-to-wear shows in New York, London, Milan or Paris, when they start rolling on Feb. 11. This collection was that good, from its Incan femme fatales and Aztec sacrificial maidens to Mexican "Day of the Dead" tragic heroines and Hollywood's Latino movie stars."
We are in total agreement that this was by far the most exciting of all the couture collections, proving that the art is vital and creative in addition to being meticulous and precise. This is truly modern haute couture, utilizing easily recognizable (and refreshingly non-European) references, but stopping us cold in our tracks with the beautiful and creative ways in which it was interpreted. Redefining Mexican blankets and sombreros using couture techniques and sensibilities? Genius. These are clothes you simply cannot stop looking at, not least because the more you look at them, the more you see. And isn't that the whole point of haute couture?