On January 22 2020, Jean Paul Gaultier will host his annual show during Paris Haute Couture Week. Unfortunately, this will be his last. The designer explained why on Twitter, earlier today.
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Jean Paul Gaultier
Breaking news: Jean Paul Gaultier himself will stop designing Haute Couture, as just announced by the designer personally.
On Twitter, Gaultier shared the following:
“This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be my last. But rest assured Haute Couture will continue with a new concept.”
In the accompanying video he explains his decision more precisely: “Hi! This is Jean Paul Gaultier. I invite you to celebrate my 50 years in fashion at the Théâtre du Châtelet on the 22nd of January. […] It’s going to be quite a party with many of my friends and we’re going to have fun until very very late. Now I am going to share something with you. This will be my last Haute Couture show. […] Be there! You can’t miss this. However, stay tuned, Gaultier Paris will go on, the Haute Couture continues! I have a new concept. I’ll tell you about it later. All the little secrets… To be continued…”
This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be my last. But rest assured Haute Couture will continue with a new concept. pic.twitter.com/PJCC53K4tm
— Jean Paul Gaultier (@JPGaultier) 17 januari 2020
Well we will definitely stay tuned. When Gaultier announces a new concept, it can’t be anything but exciting. In 2014, the renowned fashion designer already stopped his ready-to-wear collection, to focus on his Haute Couture and beauty lines. Gaultier, please don’t leave us hanging for too long. We’re too excited for what the future might bring.
Let’s look back at his most iconic moments.