Inspired by: Avatar’s Message and Color Palette, Jean Paul Gaultier

Avatar’s message is clear. There’s the obvious pro-environmental activism of the eco message and the underlying anti-imperialism message on the political side. Director James Cameron is clearly anti-corporate and against the oppressing forces of Western colonial subordination as he subtly criticizes the ever-present so-called “diplomacy” of the military and justification of its actions with the quote from Colonel Miles Quaritch “We will fight terror with terror.” But with the amazing accomplishments of Avatar’s cinematography, people tend to remember only the environmental message. And who can blame them? Not only does this film come with the whole 3D experience and the technological advancements, it also delivers an amazing cinematic experience through its colors. Messages aside, Avatar’s vibrant multicolored palette is truly stunning.

This is also true for the next two posts featuring Avatar (Inspired: Avatar, Jean Paul Gaultier; Spotted: Avatar, Alexander McQueen). Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2010 Couture Collection mixed Mexico with Avatar’s jungle. The colors, the braids, the leaves, the feathers— all so Avatar.

Please enjoy and pay close attention to each detail—the similarities are quite fascinating!










Avatar (2009) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation | Costume Designers: Mayes C. Rubeo, Deborah Lynn Scott, and John Harding | Costume Costume illustrator Rafael Bugos | Director, James Cameron.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture Collection, photos courtesy of


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