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.
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 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.
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.