Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2022

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French luxury house Jean Paul Gaultier enlisted Y/Project‘s artistic director Glenn Martens to design its Spring/Summer 2022 Haute Couture collection. Martens is the second guest couturier to do so in a series of planned seasonal takeovers of the brand, following Sacai’s Chitose Abe’s premiere turn last season.

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Having collaborated with Jean Paul Gaultier in 2008 – Glenn Martens was recruited by Gaultier as junior designer for his women’s Pre-collection and the G2 men’s label in 2008, when he was graduated from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts – the Belgian designer returned to revive and rehashed Gaultier stereotypes in the Y/Project aesthetic while remaining true to Gaultier heritage.

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Known for his experimental takes on clothing construction, Martens went gaga for gowns. Most were sexy, body-hugging columns with lively surface treatments: here layers of optical tiger stripes; there a mash-up of lace and ribbons trapped under tulle.

I am only doing this for one season, so it’s not like I have to envision a whole new future for the house; that’s a very different exercise”, Martens said. “This is a celebration of Gaultier. I’ve stayed close to the woman Jean Paul created in the past – pure diva goddess beauty, hips, whatever, all that drama he loved. I’m building on that through what I think of his iconic Gaultier moments. This marinière… it’s so him, but I completely fucked it up with all the fake coral spikes. I’m reinventing those iconic moments in my own way”.

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Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
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Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
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Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022

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