French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier surprisingly had his last haute couture show in Paris announced. The show next Wednesday at Théatre du Châtelet will be his last and celebrate 50 years of his career, the designer said in a video on Twitter. "But I assure Gaultier Paris will continue. The haute couture continues. I have a new concept."
However, Gaultier only wants to report on this later. The 67-year-old spoke of "little secrets" on Twitter.
Gaultier broke taboos and turned the French fashion world upside down with eccentric creations. The famous fashion tsar was born in Bagneux, a suburb south of Paris, and is self-taught. At the age of 18, he sent his sketches to the most famous fashion designers in Paris. The legendary Pierre Cardin was the first to recognize his talent and hired him as an assistant in 1970.
As a 24-year-old, Gaultier introduced his own line. In 1978, just two years later, he founded his fashion house named after him. His haute couture collections have written fashion history; in the perfume segment he brought one classic after the other to the market.