Jean Paul Gaultier launches couture for kids
French designer Jean Paul Gaultier is adding a new kidswear line to his collection, Junior Gaultier Couture, inspired by his adult haute couture collection.
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.