JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

Where some designers aim to bring high fashion to the everyday, Jean-Paul Gaultier propels it to the realm of art, fantasy, and surrealism. Taking his inspiration from city streets and club scenes, Gaultier has managed to touch on such themes as kitsch, fetishism, futurism, and '40s French sailor suits in his collections, ever since his electronic jewelry debut in 1976 with Francis Menuge. His fanciful visions have made him an obvious collaborator for film, and he's designed costumes for directors Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet ("The City of Lost Children"), Pedro Almodovar ("Kika"), Luc Besson ("The Fifth Element"), and more. Perhaps his most famous contribution to modern fashion was his reinvention of underwear as outerwear in the design of Madonna's unforgettable cone bustier, which she flaunted onstage for her 1990 Blond Ambition tour.


   
   
   
   


New! Fall 2005 Paris (Haute Couture)

 
   


Fall 2005 Paris (Men's)

 
 
  Fall 2002 Couture   Spring 2005  
         
  Kirna Zabete   neimanmarcus.com  
  Bergdorf Goodman
Barneys New York
Saks Fifth Avenue
  Bloomingdale's
Jeffrey
Jean-Paul Gualtier
 
  Not available  
         
  jeanpaulgaultier.com