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Wallpaper idea: Spruce up bare walls with designs from the new Jean Paul Gaultier x Lelievre collection

The irreverent JPG has been working with Lelièvre since 2012, in a collaboration giving rise to four collections of fabrics and home accessories to suit a range of home styles. Today, the two French design houses are once again pooling their talents with a range of wallpapers.

Available in 2017, the collection draws on the signature themes of the Jean Paul Gaultier universe, namely plants and flowers, sailor stripes and tattoos. These iconic motifs have been brought to wallpaper designs created especially for Lelièvre, with 15 models and 42 colour options to choose from.

The spirit of the fashion house is captured in “Irésumi,” for example, a print of rock ‘n’ roll tattoos with Japanese inspirations (€110). “Ernest” is filled with a busy pattern graffiti tags and quirky motifs (€147) and “César” pays homage to the artist of the same name (€210).


Sold from January 2017 exclusively by Lelièvre

Those looking for more classic home decoration styles can check out “Flamboyant,” a romantic floral print with glitter detail (€108), or “Embossé” with its grainy leather look (€94).

“Les Papiers, Jean Paul Gaultier for Lelièvre” wallpapers will be sold from 2017 exclusively by Lelièvre.

A key figure of French fashion who shot to fame in the 1980s, Jean-Paul Gaultier has focused his work on haute-couture creations since 2014.

Lelièvre was founded in 1914 and initially specialized in velvet. This isn’t the brand’s first collaboration with a fashion designer, since Lelièvre signed a product license with the late Sonia Rykiel in 2010.

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Jean Paul Gaultier OVS Capsule Collection

Proving that haute couture can appeal to mainstream audiences with the help of collaborations, Jean Paul Gaultier has yet another capsule collection that we can look forward to. The designer will be teaming up with Italian retail chain OVS for a 60-piece capsule collection set to be launched in November.

The collection called ‘Jean Paul Gaultier for OVS’, will see both men’s and women’s ready-to-wear designs be launched across the brand’s 900 stores. The collaboration will also be made available online. Since closing his own ready-to-wear line in 2014, Gaultier has focused on his haute couture collection and dabbled in collaborations with various retailers.

So far, he has teamed up with Japanese retailer Seven & I, Australian retail chain Target and even creating costumes for a revue. The show, at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, will see the designer churn out 500 cabaret-inspired costumes. To top it all off, Gaultier is also managing a fragrance empire.

OVS was founded in 1972 as Magazzini Oviesse and expanded throughout the 70s and 80s to include household items, sporting goods, toys, perfumes and leather goods. Recently the brand has worked to cultivate an edgier image, collaborating with designers such as Elio Fiorucci, Costume National and Matthew Williamson.

Paris Haute Couture: 3 Runway Beauty Trends

You would think that this being Haute Couture Fashion Week, the beauty trends would be rather out there than tame. Our guess is that the designers wanted the clothes to do the talking. Unlike the unique beauty offerings of fashion weeks past, this year we see several key trends that can be worn with almost any outfit — hand-stitched or otherwise.

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While neons had their time in the spotlight (and boy, did they shine), fall sees the shades take on a softer tone. To make up for the subtlety in color, designers such as Atelier Versace chose to use shades such as shimmering baby blue in bold stripes. Swept across the lids in a winged shape, the color was a perfect way to combine artistic statement with an edge. At J.Mendel, models sported a lick of bright gold liner in the corners of the eye for a subtle spin on the trend.

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Reviving looks from the 1980s were houses such as Chanel that opted for curly ponytails with headbands along with powdery eye shadow that stretched to the brow bone. Over at Armani Prive, the models were seen with backcombed hair, strong brows and statement disc earrings — a look that seemed to channel a punk vibe.

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John Paul Gaultier proved that grunge and Goth don’t have to be all black lipstick and heavy eyeliner. The designer opted for a toned down approach with shiny brown lips, smokey eyes and miniature braids. The result was a contemporary take on the darker side of the ‘90s. Another designer, who went Goth with a twist, was Elie Saab with pale complexions, winged eyeliner and deep red lipstick.

Tribute to ‘Style King’ Bowie at London Fashion Week

The Starman told them not to blow it and they didn’t. In the middle of Burberry’s London fashion show, a model showed her palms to photographers, displaying a name written in big black capital letters: “Bowie”.

To the sound of the late singer’s hits, the British label’s CEO and creative director Christopher Bailey welcomed the few hundred people invited to the unveiling of Burberry’s new menswear collection as London Men’s Fashion Week drew to a close.

“He’s a complete legend. We will all miss his creativity, his style and the elegant way that he approached everything,” said Bailey, who was born in 1971, the year Bowie released seminal song “Life on Mars”.

“I grew up with him. He’s kind of been an undercoat to my creative life forever,” he told reporters in the city where Bowie grew up.

A brilliant and visionary musician, David Bowie experimented with a kaleidoscope of images and styles as a counterpoint to his musical adventures. One of his best-known hits is named “Fashion”.

Dubbed the “King of Style” by some fashionistas, he had recently worked with British designer Paul Smith on the artwork for his latest album, Blackstar.

“A lot of people are considered celebrities today when they have only experienced popularity for one or two years, but he was exposed to the public for about 46 years, and so his talent was very very clear, very impressive,” Smith said.

For Men’s Fashion Week the designer recreated his first shop replete with items that influenced him – including many nods to the singer, such as a book of Bowie photos.

Tributes from sartorial tastemakers flowed from beyond London.

For French designer Jean Paul Gaultier, whose avant-garde work includes designs influenced by Bowie, the musician was an “absolute rock star” and a “cult” in his own right.

“Personally, he inspired me with his creativity, his extravagance, his sense of reinvention, his allure, his elegance and playfulness with genre,” he added.

The flashy makeup and striking red mullet of “Ziggy Stardust”-era Bowie inspired Gaultier’s 2011 ready-to-wear spring-summer collection.

Fellow French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac saluted Bowie on France’s RTL radio station, declaring Bowie “a cosmic pioneer in all fields.”

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Jean Paul Gaultier launching Japanese line October 1

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French designer Jean Paul Gaultier is set to release his affordably priced collection for the Japanese retailer Seven & i on October 1.

According to WWD, the line, which was first announced in March, includes a trench coat and striped boatneck jersey tops.

The collection will be available in the company’s Ito Yokado, Sogo and Seibu stores, while an online portal will allow customers to pick up their purchases from 7-Eleven convenience stores.

Seven & i is also planning the launch of a new brand called Sept Premières, with Gaultier’s designs to be featured in a capsule collection within the range and other designers expected to design future collections.

Jean-Paul Gaultier for Kusmi Tea

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Jean-Paul Gaultier has teamed up with Kusmi Tea to create labels for their Anastasia and Prince Vladimir brews in his signature “sailor stripes and tattoo icons.”

The duo were released to commemorate the Jean Paul Gaultier multimedia retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris.

The teas are available online as well as at the Grand Palais through August 3, which is when his retrospective ends.

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Jean-Paul Gaultier partners with Seven and I

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Following his decision to shutter his ready-to-wear line, French fashion’s enfant terrible has revealed his next move to spearhead the Japanese outfitter’s new premium clothing line.

It turns out that Jean-Paul Gaultier hasn’t exactly been devoting 100% of his time to his Haute Couture collections, as was announced earlier this year. The couturier has been designing the first womenswear collection of Seven and I’s new premium line “Seven Premières”.

Mirroring successful fellow Japanese brand Uniqlo’s tactics, Seven and I is welcoming renowned designers in an attempt to widen its global appeal.

The line will feature fashionable yet functional tops, coats, dresses, trousers and accessories with an emphasis on quality.

The range will be available online and at leading department stores — Ito-Yokado, Sogo & Seibu — in Japan in October with prices between approximately ¥4,000 and ¥31,000 (30 and 230 euros).

Mr. Gaultier’s refined designs will seek to “make many women look beautiful,” and the line will be named “Jean Paul GAULTIER FOR Sept Premières”, explained the Japanese apparel retailer.

Ito-Yokado and Sogo & Seibu will manage every process from development to retail sales.

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Eastpak and Jean Paul Gaultier to collaborate again

Following the success of his Eastpak Artist Studio edition, Jean Paul Gaultier is reteaming with the backpack brand for the Spring 2015 season.

Jean Paul Gaultier may have left ready-to-wear behind to focus on haute couture, but his designs will still be available to a broader clientele thanks to collaborations with fashion and accessories brands.

The latest example is his new partnership with Eastpak. Due out ahead of the Spring-Summer 2015 season, the result of the tie-up will be a collection of backpacks inspired by Jean Paul Gaultier’s most iconic pieces.

The first Eastpak X Jean Paul Gaultier line will go on sale in a very limited edition from February, followed by the main collection in April.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of these backpacks will go to the charity Designers Against Aids.


The End of Ready-to-Wear for Jean Paul Gaultier

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 is to bow out of ready-to-wear later this month after nearly 40 years of over-the-top, sometimes provocative collections.

The 62-year-old former “enfant terrible” of fashion, who famously designed Madonna’s cone bras, will devote himself to couture, the brand’s perfume business and other projects, the fashion house said in a statement.

Gaultier’s last ready-to-wear collection will be shown on September 27 during the spring/summer 2015 fashion shows in Paris.


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The designer told industry journal WWD the decision had been taken after an “in-depth assessment” of the future of the fashion house in which Spanish fragrance and fashion group Puig has a majority stake.

“We looked at various possibilities considering the present state of the company and we have reached the same conclusion,” he said.

“For some time, I have found true fulfilment in working on the haute couture, and it allows me to express my creativity and my taste for research and experimentation,” he added.


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The designer, who still creates stage costumes for performers such as Kylie Minogue and French pop icon Mylene Farmer (below), said the decision came as the world of ready-to-wear had “evolved considerably”.

“Commercial constraints as well as the frenetic pace of collections don’t leave any freedom, nor the necessary time to find fresh ideas and to innovate. I will be able again to express my creativity without constraints.”

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Gaultier, who launched his own company in 1976, started his beauty business in 1991 and an accessories division in 2000.

He moved into haute couture in 1997, and his high-fashion collections are always a highlight of the Paris fashion calendar.

Gaultier, considered one of France’s most talented designers, has been the subject of a major retrospective by the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal.


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Since 2011, the exhibition has been seen by a million visitors worldwide and is due to arrive in Paris in 2015.

WWD quoted market sources as estimating that the fashion house currently generates consolidated revenues of around $38.9 million, with fragrances the most successful part of the business.


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Jean Paul Gaultier launches couture for kids

Junior Gaultier Couture

After launching Junior Gaultier, a line of ready-to-wear clothing for kids, in 2009, the Jean Paul Gaultier design house is taking its children’s clothing to a new level of luxury with Junior Gaultier Couture. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection marks the debut of the new couture children’s clothing label.

The first piece from the first Junior Gaultier Couture collection, designed for budding fashionistas, draws inspiration from the Indian-inspired dresses presented in Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring-Summer 2013 haute couture womenswear collection.

Fit for a princess, the dress is made from a raw silk bodice and a long layered skirt in tulle. The finishing touch is a bolero that buttons in the back and is accented with Swarovski crystals.

Presented at the end of the latest Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture show, the dress comes in two shades: ivory and padparadscha.

The Junior Gaultier Couture dress will go on sale before the end of the year in a limited edition. Only 90 dresses of each color will be made, in sizes ranging from 4 to 14 years. The dress is priced at €850.

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Jean Paul Gaultier reveals iPhone accessories

Jean Paul Gaultier iPhone cases

Jean Paul Gaultier has unveiled a range of five different mobile phone and tablet accessories, working with French company Bigben connected, which already creates accessories for Kenzo and Swarovski.

All the pieces are inspired by three of the JPG brand’s key motifs: the Breton mariniere striped sweater, sailor tattoos, and the “boîte de conserve” tin can.

Priced between €19.90 and €49.90 the cases are set to hit French fashion and mobile phone stores this month, as well as Parisian concept store Colette.


Jean Paul Gaultier teases new fragrance ad

Jean Paul Gaultier has released a teaser of its latest romantic fashion film for its his & hers scents.

“On the Docks” is set to be released on September 26, but the brand has released a short clip giving a taste of the latest, lavishly shot Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance film.

The latest star to don Gaultier’s famous blue and white striped Marinière top is model Jarrod Scott. The Australian made waves earlier this year with a full frontal nude shoot for Vogue Hommes International.

Alongside Scott is lingerie-clad Dutch model Rianne ten Haken. The 26-year-old explains her idea of desire as a mysterious and powerful force: “You don’t know why you want it, and why you want it so bad. But there’s something magical about it… That’s why it’s so interesting.”

The film has been directed by British filmmaker Johnny Green, the man behind recent advertising spots for Hennessy and Mercedes, and looks suitably dark, brooding and romantic for Mr. Gaultier.

The brand will be building excitement on Twitter with a #JPGonthedocks hashtag ahead of the release at the end of the month. We can’t wait to see what the final version looks like.

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Jean Paul Gaultier’s new streetwear line

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Jean Paul Gaultier will unveil his first Gaultier² collection in June. JPG has had a series of diffusion lines over the years including ‘Gaultier Jeans’, ‘Junior Gaultier’ and the puntastic ‘Jeans Paul Gaultier’.

The latest offshoot from the prodigious designer, ‘Gaultier²’, shares a name with the label’s 2005 fragrance, which was concocted by famed luxury perfumier Francis Kurkdjian.

The latest incarnation of Gaultier² is a new Spring 2014 streetwear line for men and woman, produced under a licence by Italian firm Ittierre (who also produce clothes for John Galliano and Karl Lagerfeld).

Set to appear for buyers on June 30 in Paris, the collection will also travel to Milan, Berlin, New York, Hong Kong among other cities, before hitting stores early next year.

Busy as ever, after showing a couture collection on July 3 as part of the Paris haute couture program (June 30-July 5), Gaultier is set to show a ‘La Parisienne’ couture collection in Rome on July 7 as part of the city’s AltaRoma AltaModa fashion event which runs from July 6-10.

Diet Coke by Jean Paul Gaultier Campaign

Diet Coke by Jean Paul Gaultier Campaign

Diet Coke by Jean Paul Gaultier Campaign

After naming Jean Paul Gaultier the new creative director of Diet Coke, the soda brand unveils new bottle designs and a campaign featuring Gaultier’s signature flair.

The advertisements photographed by Stephane Sednaoui feature bottles with nautical stripes and corset silhouettes for a play on the night and day theme.

Check out the commercial and more ad images below.
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Jean-Paul Gaultier Diet Coke

Gaultier labeled Diet Coke creative director

Jean-Paul Gaultier Diet Coke

While more accustomed to designing high-end collaborations like champagne packaging for Piper-Heidsieck, Jean Paul Gaultier is going for more mass market appeal by becoming the latest designer to collaborate with Diet Coke.

The French creator has been named the beverage’s European creative director and is appearing in a series of short films for the brand.

As well as signing on to design bottles and cans, Gaultier will also have input on online content and retail concepts for 2012.
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Black Cancan Millésime 2000

Piper Heidsieck – Black Cancan Millesime 2000

Black Cancan Millésime 2000

Jean Paul Gaultier has collaborated with Champagne brand Piper-Heidsieck on two new bottles – Black Cancan Millésime 2000 and the Piper-Heidsieck French Cancan.

The Cabaret-inspired French Cancan bottle is dressed in black latex, fishnets and ruby masquerade mask at the neck.

The Black Cancan Millésime 2000’s adornments include a Swarovski Crystallized stocking, a studded collar of diamond-cut crystals, and a JPG seal.
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