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Gaultier's great goodbye

After 50 years, the designer held his last show, and it was a doozy

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Vanessa Friedman | NYT 

Jean Paul Gaultier at his Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection show in Paris
Jean Paul Gaultier at his Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection show in Paris

Jean Paul Gaultier, the French designer who put Madonna in a bullet-bra and men in skirts, scandalised the couture establishment by hosting the TV show “Eurotrash” and never forgot his sense of humour, yet could cut a tuxedo with such panache he was regarded as an heir to Yves Saint Laurent, said goodbye to the runway after 50 years this week.

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First Published: Fri, January 24 2020. 20:56 IST
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