Jean Paul Gaultier Announces Retirement After 50 Years in Fashion


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Jean Paul Gaultier is planning to say goodbye to the runway.

The prolific French trend designer—known for his edgy and daring choose on haute couture—announced on Twitter right now that his impending couture exhibit in Paris will also be his very last.

“This present celebrating 50 decades of my profession will also be my previous. But rest confident Haute Couture will continue on with a new concept,” mentioned the designer in the cheeky Twitter movie. Gaultier’s 5-decade-extensive vogue career involves highlights like debuting his eponymous business in 1976, creating Madonna’s legendary “cone bra,” and a seven-12 months stint as the inventive head of Hermès.

The designer delivered the news—in French—by acting out a cell phone simply call where he invitations his nearest and dearest to his demonstrate.

“Hi! This is Jean Paul Gaultier,” he chirps at the start out of the clip. “I invite you to rejoice my 50 several years in vogue at the Théâtre du Châtelet on the 22nd of January. Coming?”

While Gaultier confirmed that this is his last show, he however teased the prospect of a new project below his identify. His dedicated admirers will uncover out extra shortly plenty of.

“Stay tuned … Gautier Paris will go on, the Haute Couture continues!” assured Gaultier. “I have a new thought. I’ll notify you all about it afterwards … all the small secrets. Bisou!”



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