Bad Boy of France Fashion World – Jean-Paul Gaultier

By Angel | September 24, 2007 5:18 am |

Gaultier emblem

Jean-Paul Gaultier is a very popular French designer, no doubts, it stands in one row with Galliano, Dior, Lacroix and other designers, which really contributed in the development of a fashion world.

Jean-Paul Gaultier, collection 2008 Gaultier collection - spring 2007

It is amazing, but Jean-Paul didn’t get a special education, but he was really talented and adore clothes, so when he was young, he sent his drawings to famous couture stylists and good luck smiled him – in 1970 he became an assistant of Pierre Cardin. Jean-Paul was only 18 years old. But not everything was so smooth, the house was overstuffed and Jean was fired. It was a gloomy period, but he survived it and started working for Jacques Esterel fashion house. In 1974 he returned to Cardin and was immediately sent to Manila, there his works were highly popular. In 1975 – Gaultier came back to France and began saving money…

Gaultier fashion model Vertical Garden dress from Gaultier

Gaultier together with Galliano is a provocateur. His own collection was presented in 1976 (with the help of Francis Menuge) and only in 1981 he finally developed his own style, yeah, it was bold, street-like, unusual and a bit strange, but it was fresh and bright, it made a revolution in tired from classic France. Gaultier designed a notoriously famous cone-bra for Madonna Blond Ambition Tour and she returned to him in 2006. He worked with Luc Besson, while designing a wardrobe for his movie “The Fifth Element”, Marilyn Manson, Pedro Almodóvar and other celebrities.

  Jean-Paul Gaultier 1st fragrance - Classique

If you have ever seen at least one catwalk from Gaultier, you will understand, why for many years, he had a reputation of a really bad boy of the fashion world – his models are unconventional (fat women, old men etc.), gender roles are switched… But, nevertheless, he is still popular.

Where Gaultier is, there is an intrigue. He has one of the most recognizable faces in the world.

But, clothes making is not his only talent, he makes even more popular parfumes (actually, I adore them. I have never met more long-lasting fragrance. The first fragrance from Jean-Paul Gaultier is – Classique. It has seen the world in 1993 and is a women’s floral-oriental perfume. It was on the top of sales. And still is rather popular, especially in Europe, Australia and the USA.

To tell the truth, I wanna pay your attention to the autumn/winter collection 2007 (I mean the previous collection). It was of religious theme, but the devotion to religion and worshipping to it doesn’t look ridiculuos, he made people think about religion. Each model had a halo, their faces were pale. It wasn’t a mock.

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Bad Boy of France Fashion World – Jean-Paul Gaultier

  • [...] Garçons menswear collection. But, this list is not full without: Claude Montana, Thierry Mugler, Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano for Dior fashion [...]

  • Haute Couture vs Pret-a-Porter | November 9th, 2007 at 6:52 am

    [...] A lot of popular and influential brands create exceptionally ready-to-wear collections, but still can make some haute couture clothes upon a special request. So, having seen or heard an announcement that soon this or that designer is going to show his ready-to-wear collection, be sure, in a month or 2 you will be able to buy things from him in his boutique, via email or online sales. Pay attention! An inscription – “Madonna in Dior” and “Madonna in Gaultier couture” means, that in the 1st case Madonna wears ready-to-wear clothes and in the 2nd case she in in haute couture clothes from Gaultier. [...]

  • 10 Weird and Crazy Dresses | Listphobia | February 6th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    [...] Designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier, this exotic dress transforms the wearer into a walking vertical garden. [Source] [...]

  • 10 Most Weird and Crazy Dresses | Best Articles | February 7th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    [...] Designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier, this exotic dress transforms the wearer into a walking vertical garden. [Source] [...]

  • 10 Most Weird and Crazy Dresses | NXTnews | March 4th, 2011 at 1:24 am

    [...] Designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier, this exotic dress transforms the wearer into a walking vertical garden. [Source] [...]


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