Joker, genius, designer and presenter. Parisian provocateur Jean Paul Gaultier has been shaking up the fashion industry for decades. Becoming a household name in the 80s and 90s, you’ll recognise his signature Breton stripe or his bleach blonde crop before his designs; fashion dripping with drama, spectacle and a cheeky wink.
Join i-D’s Steve Salter on a trip to Gaultier’s Parisian atelier for a chat about his early influences, his clubbing days in London, and exactly how he went from attaching a homemade conical bra onto his childhood teddy bear, to designing tour outfits for Madonna.
Including a fashion film with some of his most iconic looks, and contributions from JPG collaborators Stephen Jones, Erin O’Connor and Beth Ditto, we explore the world of fashion’s most fabulous designer.
Liberté, fraternité, Gaultier!
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