Affectionately known as the ‘bad boy of fashion’, Jean Paul Gaultier is a name that cannot be denied. While not formally trained, Gaultier is known for many notable works, including working with Hermès. He’s also known for his outlook on the world of fashion, taking on fashion norms and destroying them. After visiting his website, I was intrigued at how he looks at himself. Per his website,
A man of conviction, he sees himself more as a revolutionary, systematically calling into question clichés, standards, codes, conventions and traditions. He turns, shifts and flips them around – even destroys them – in his bid to reinvent them. (jeanpaulgaultier.com)
Gaultier is also known for other things other than simply his contribution to fashion, on the surface. This edgy designer is known to bend, if not, destroy the silent code of slim, young models for older ones, pierced and even tattooed or overweight ones.
What is also interesting in which people also know Gualtier well for, is his major contribution to the haute couture with amazingly elegant designs. Let’s not forget his fragrance:
Gaultier has contributed so much amazing fashion since the 1970s, in which its rather difficult to say what is considered to be some of his best work. Nonetheless, its absolutely exhilarating to at least try. Her are some of my favorites of Gultier’s work: