PARIS– Jean Paul Gaultier is taking his last bow.
The 67-year-old French designer published a message on Twitter announcing that his following couture show, set up for Jan. 22, would be his last.
“This show commemorating 50 years of my occupation will certainly also be my last. However felt confident Haute Couture will certainly continue with a brand-new principle,” the designer tweeted.
This show celebrating half a century of my profession will additionally be my last. However felt confident Haute Couture will certainly continue with a brand-new concept. pic.twitter.com/PJCC53K4tm
The developer included a video clip to his tweet, in which he is seen talking on the phone in French.
“I welcome you to commemorate my half a century in fashion at the Théâtre du Châtelet,” Gaultier claimed. “It’s mosting likely to be quite an event with much of my pals, and also we’re going to enjoy up until very, really late.”
“It will be my last Gaultier Paris show,” he proceeded. “Exist! You can not miss this.”
He added that in spite of no more proving, “Gaultier Paris will take place.
“The Haute Couture proceeds. I have a new principle, I’ll inform you about it later on … All the little tricks. To be continued!”
In 2014, the designer currently downsized his company by stopping his ready-to-wear collections to concentrate on couture and also appeal.
Among France’s a lot of renowned fashion numbers, Gaultier began his business in 1976, and also catapulted the French capital’s track record for fashion in the Eighties along with fellow fashion mavericks Claude Montana as well as Thierry Mugler.
After mapping out styles for his mom and granny as a young adult, consisting of one of a coat he invented with backpack closures, he dispatched his profile to Pierre Cardin, who involved him as a style aide for 2 years. Gaultier additionally benefited Jacques Esterel as well as Jean Patou before releasing his trademark rtw with a subversive touch and also a streetwise side.
He developed his appeal organisation in 1991, joined the couture calendar in 1997 and introduced an accessories department in 2000.
In October 2018, Gaultier staged his initial stage production, “Fashion Freak Show,” which opened at the Folies Bergère. Referred to as dropping “somewhere between a performance and a fashion show,” the show, based upon Gaultier’s life story, captured key minutes of his job: the very first time he laid eyes on a bodice (in his granny’s closet); being hired as Pierre Cardin’s studio assistant at 18; his initial fashion show, and also the introduction of his very first male skirt in his springtime 1984 Young boy Toy collection.
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