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15, April 2014  |  

FASHION WEEKS

Jean Paul Gaultier’s best moments


Jean Paul Gautier’s best moments

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Last week Barbican opened the exhibition Jean Paul Gaultier: Sidewalk to Catwalk. So, My Design Week gives you the designer’s best fashion moments.

Jean Paul Gaultier is a parisian designer known not only for his design house but also for having been head designer at Hermès. He has worked with Pierre Cardin and Jacques Esterel, among others.

When I started my career, I went to work with Pierre Cardin. At that time, of course, I didn’t have my line or whatever, so I didn’t have my style at all. I was doing Cardin. So I was sketching, imagining what he would love,” Gaultier told US Vogue in 2004. “And afterwards, when I was at Patou, Michel Goma was the designer so I was in the spirit of Michel Goma. I quite loved that.”

Many of Gaultier’s collection show women adopting a masculine attitude and even men wearing skirts and dress. Gautier gained international recognition by designing the Madonna’s Blong Ambition Tour in 1990 – which rank among some of the most iconic designs in history. “I was a fan of Madonna’s so I was pleased to collaborate with her for that reason – not because it would be good for my career,” he told The Telegraph in 2010. He also designed stage costumes for Madonna’s 2006 Confessions tour.

Jean Paul is also the designer behind the wardrobe of a number motion pictures, including Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element, Pedro Almodóvar’s Kika, Peter Greenaway’s The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s The City of Lost Children.

A Nous Deux la mode  autobiographical photo novel, 1990

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Dita von Teese

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‘The Surrealists’ Collection with Kylie Minogue

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Hollywood Confidential, 1998

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Amy Winehouse Tribute, 2012

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Boy George Tribute, 2013

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Fifth Element, 1997

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Virgins (or Madonnas), 2007

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Madonna’s Cone Bra

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Gaultier’s Puppets

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Sources: Elle and Vogue

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