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In Pics: 50 years of Jean-Paul Gaultier

Last updated on: January 20, 2020 15:39 IST

As Jean-Paul Gaultier bids farewell to the ramp, we take a look at some of his best runway moments.

The French designer, who completes 50 years in the industry, will showcase his final show in Paris on January 22, 2020. 

IMAGE: Burlesque star Dita Von Teese closed the show for Gaultier during his Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris.
Dressed as a butterfly, the American dancer and model graced the catwalk in a risque look.
Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

IMAGE: In 2002, supermodel Naomi Campbell went topless as she presented a creation by the designer as part of his Spring/Summer collection.
Photograph: Xavier Lhospice/Reuters

IMAGE: Madonna with the designer in 1992 at the conclusion of a fundraising fashion show of Gaultier's creations to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR).
Gaultier will always be remembered for the conical bra worn by the singer.
Photograph: Landov/Reuters


IMAGE: Model Karlie Kloss flaunted a cutout bodysuit by the designer as part of his Spring/Summer 2013 women's ready-to-wear fashion show.
Gaultier was known to give new meaning to humble materials like mesh and denims. 
Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters


IMAGE: Model Coco Rocha and her daughter as part of his Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018 fashion collection in Paris.
Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

IMAGE: The designer with French actress Arielle Dombasle at the end of his Haute Couture Spring Summer 2010.
Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters


IMAGE: Many of his creations were inspired from street culture and gay club scenes.
Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

IMAGE: Diversity was the core of his fashion show with models of colour gracing his runway. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters


IMAGE: Gaultier always managed to add that extra oomph factor to any outfit. This look was part of his high fashion 2004 collection in Paris.
Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters


IMAGE: A model in a leather millennium dress with an Eiffel Tower inlay as part of the designer's 1999-2000 Autumn/Winter high fashion collection.
Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters


IMAGE: The designer seen posing with his models at the end of his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016/2017 collection in Paris.
Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

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