Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier is a French haute couture and prêt-à-porter fashion designer. He is known for his unconventional designs with motifs including corsets, marinières, and tin cans. Gaultier founded his eponymous fashion label in 1982, and expanded with a line of fragrances in 1993. He was the creative director for French luxury house Hermès from 2003 to 2010, and retired following his 50th-anniversary haute couture show during Paris Fashion Week in January 2020.
Gaultier's designs are often described as playful, provocative, and subversive. He has been praised for his ability to challenge gender norms and create designs that are both stylish and wearable. Some of his most iconic designs include the conical bra, the sailor suit, and the men's corset.
Gaultier's fragrances are also known for their unique and innovative designs. His first fragrance, Classique, was launched in 1993 and is one of the best-selling fragrances of all time. Other popular fragrances include Le Male, La Belle, Divine and Scandal.
Gaultier's brand is known for its inclusivity and diversity. He has often used models of all shapes, sizes, and colors in his runway shows and advertising campaigns. He is also a vocal advocate for body positivity and self-acceptance.
Gaultier is an icon of French fashion and a true original. His designs are bold, daring, and always memorable. He is a true inspiration to designers around the world.