Despite that Jean Paul Gaultier recently ‘retired’, he already announced a new couture concept. We can’t suppress our excitement. Read everything you need to know below.
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Jean Paul Gaultier
Legend Jean Paul Gaultier recently announced his retirement via this funny video. Gaultier wouldn’t be himself if he didn’t end his career with a bang. And of course he did: check out his legendary final show here.
And as far as we can call his retirement a retirement, his has been very short. Yesterday, the designer announced that – for sake of fashion – Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture line will be continued, each season by a different designer.
Gaultier’s first guest designer? Chitose Abe – woman behind streetwear label Sacai. On Instagram, Gaultier announced:
“I have the pleasure to announce the new concept for my Haute Couture. Each season, I will invite a designer to interpret the codes of the House and I am doubly pleased that Chitose Abe of @sacaiofficial will be the first one!”
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I have the pleasure to announce the new concept for my Haute Couture. Each season, I will invite a designer to interpret the codes of the House and I am doubly pleased that Chitose Abe of @sacaiofficial will be the first one! #JeanPaulGaultier #ChitoseAbe Photographed by @giostaiano.
Within the next collections, Gaultier’s vision will be central. However, it’s all about the guest designer’s interpretation. Japanese designer Abe is very flattered. In July, the designer will present her haute couture collection to the rest of the world.
While the use of guest designers might sound very 2020, it actually isn’t. Gaultier explained that he already wanted to do this back in the ’90s. However, he never did. Therefore, he’s very glad that his concept finally comes to life.
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