"Saying that this fabric or that colour is for a boy and another colour or fabric is for a girl is as ridiculous as saying this vegetable can only be eaten by a boy or this drink is only suitable for a girl. It is so silly; but we do it all the time."
Since his first
menswear collection in 1984, Jean-Paul Gaultier has constantly questioned
traditional ideas about men's appearance and behaviour. Gaultier believes
that there is no clothing, with the exception of the bra, that is intrinsically
male or female. He made his most definitive statement on the subject when
he launched the "skirt for men" in his Spring/Summer collection
1985 collection "Et Dieu Créa L'Homme" ("And God Created
Man"), a pastiche of Roger Vadim's classic 1957 film "Et Dieu Créa
La Femme" which starred Brigitte Bardot.