Designer Dossier: Jean Paul Gaultier

Fashion's original enfant terrible.

hermes runway show the urban turban
Fashion's original enfant terrible is taking his school boy tactics and incredible talent on a world tour.
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hermes runway show the urban turban
Michelle Leung
Designer Dossier: Jean Paul Gaultier
INDIAN SUMMER
Hermès's 2008 spring/summer line is aptly called "Fantaisies Indiennes" — with luxe croc jodhpurs and terrycloth turbans secured with Hermès belts just for starters. "A visit to India is always emotional for me," says the designer. "I'm particularly sensitive to the rich colors. What a pleasure to reinterpret the sari, which for me remains the very essence of clothing." For the runway show, Gaultier sprinkled the crowd with red pigments, like Indians do during the festival of Holi.
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marion cotillard oscar winner
D. Macmedan
Designer Dossier: Jean Paul Gaultier
La Vie en Rose's Marion Cotillard, with her Oscar, in Gaultier.
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jean paul gaultier fall 2008 runway looks
Dan Lecca
Fall 2008 Runway Looks
Plaid — Jean Paul Gaultier
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heidi klum behind the scenes of the marie claire cover shoot
Kristen Schaefer
Heidi Klum Behind The Scenes Cover Shoot
CAMO COUTURE A billowing, feathered tutu and vest by Jean Paul Gaultier.
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jean paul gaultier bronzing powder
Jeff Westbrook
Designer Dossier: Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier men's bronzing powder, $40; bloomingdales.com.
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