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    Gaultier, Jean-Paul

    Mai 25th, 2013

    Jean-Paul Gaultier, French haute couture designer, born 1952 in France. The designer who is best known for the ‘enfant terrible’ (terrible child) of French fashion, founded his namesake fashion label in 1976. With no formal training as a fashion designer, Gaultier started his career in fashion at an early age, drawing sketches and sending them to well known high-end fashion stylists. Read the rest of this entry
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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Men’s Skirt?

    März 5th, 2012

    In 1985, Jean Paul Gaultier caused a shock in the fashion’s world by introducing the men-skirt. While outside of Western culture, male clothing already includes skirts and skirt-like garments, like a single sheet of fabric folded and wrapped around the waist, such as the “dhoti” or “lungi” in India, and “sarong” in South and Southeast Asia – the wearing of a men’s skirt is usually seen as typical for females and not males in North America and much of Europe today. Read the rest of this entry
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    Jean-Paul Gaultier

    April 7th, 2010

    Jean-Paul Gaultier, French haute couture designer, born 1952 in France. The designer who is best known for the ‘enfant terrible’ (terrible child) of French fashion, founded his namesake fashion label in 1976. With no formal training as a fashion designer, Gaultier started his career in fashion at an early age, drawing sketches and sending them to well known high-end fashion stylists. Read the rest of this entry
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