Jean Paul Gaultier – The Show Must Go On

Dear Shaded Viewers,

The Maison Jean Paul Gaultier is about to open a new chapter in its history. Following Mr. Gaultier’s last Haute Couture fashion show in January, the House announced that each season it will invite a designer to reinterpret its codes and archives.

The first to do so will be Chitose Abe, the creator of the Japanese brand SACAI. However, the months of uncertainty we have just gone through have forced the House to postpone its Couture fashion show until January 2021.

While the world seems to be closing in on itself, Jean Paul Gaultier is taking advantage of Fashion Week to open its doors and share the backstage of his couture house. Immersion in the preparation of a show that is not one, guided by longtime friends and a new generation of Gaultier muses dressed with the best of the House’s Haute Couture archives.

Meet the muses Jean Paul Gaultier, people who carry within them the values of the House. Clémence Botino, Miss France, Sokhna “Toka” Cissé, model, Taqwa, founder of Galeries Zarafet, Tanel Bedrossiantz, iconic muse of the house, Luna Harst, photographer and model, Jean Paul Paula, artist, Crystallmess, DJ, producer and visual artist, and Raya Martigny, model.

Also the opportunity to meet the Jean Paul Gaultier team that has helped shape Jean Paul Gaultier over the years, small hands and craftsmen who make the Maison Gaultier a spectacular and unique place.

A dialogue between the world of Haute Couture and the multifaceted French beauties, but also between new and faithful friends of the House.

Listening, watching, learning, this is the watchword at Jean Paul Gaultier to continue to defend its heritage and values as the House prepares to write a new page in its history.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.