Updated: Apr 21
This January one of the greatest fashion designers, Jean-Paul Gaultier announced that he would be retiring from the runway after his 50th-anniversary haute couture shows. The impressive career of this fashion artist was full of great works inspired mostly with the world of sailors, prostitutes, cabaret, mythology, comics, and cartoons. Quite a vivid mixture, always fun, sometimes dark and full of love and hate, all together. The main moment in Gaultier's work is definitely a striped t-shirt in all his collection, which comes from big Gaultier's inspiration, a novel Querelle from Brest, written in 1947. by French writer Jean Genet, a novel about a sailor who was a prostitute, thief and serial killer. The same novel also was base on Rainer Werner Fassbinder's film, Querelle from 1982. Someone would say, all artists are dark people deep inside themselves, but the truth is I guess, they just trying to tell us some terrifying stories in a very aesthetic way.
Gaultier's work is also known as part of styling for some big stars like Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Dita von Teese. He also created costumes for the SF blockbuster movie The Fifth element and British arty crime drama The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Love from 1989.
My biggest love is for Gaultier's campaign designs and of course his magnificent perfumes world.
Here is some treasure pick from Gaultier's box, enjoy!