Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture show on Wednesday night will be his last, leaving a gap in Paris’ high-fashion week — and raising questions about creative succession and the future of fashion image-making.
The 67-year-old fashion maverick revealed on social media on Friday that he was hanging up his scissors — in the midst of Paris Fashion Week Men’s and on the eve of the couture shows.
“This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be my last. But rest assured haute couture will continue with a new concept,” the designer tweeted.
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This show celebrating 50 years of Jean Paul Gaultier’s career, will also be his last. But rest assured, Haute Couture will continue with a new concept.
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He also posted a video depicting him gabbing on the phone in French about his swan song at the Théâtre du Châtelet. “It’s going to be quite a party with many of my friends, and we’re going to have fun until very, very late,” he says.
He added that despite no longer showing, “Gaultier Paris will go on.”
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