Pegged as the “Miss Jean Paul Gaultier” beauty contest, Gaultier’s final women’s ready-to-wear show was held at the Grand Rex, a large throwback of a theater. After over three decades of being fashion’s Enfant Terrible, Gaultier has now decided to focus on haute couture and special projects.
“For some time, I have found true fulfillment in working on the haute couture and it allows me to express my creativity and my taste for research and experimentation. At the same time, the world of ready-to-wear has evolved considerably. Commercial constraints, as well as the frenetic pace of collections, don’t leave any freedom or the necessary time to find fresh ideas and to innovate,” he expressed to WWD. Here’s your peek into the atmosphere of this incredible spectacle. – X LM