Fashion in Motion: Jean Paul Gaultier

Fashion in Motion is a series of live fashion shows at the V&A featuring leading fashion designers from across the world. This event featured garments specially selected by Jean Paul Gaultier, a fashion designer who has been at the forefront of fashion for over 20 years and is considered one of the most significant designers of our time.

Famous for having brought high fashion to the masses and street style to the catwalk, Jean Paul Gaultier has an unrivalled ability to create a harmonious balance between the radical and the traditional.

Since 1976, Jean Paul Gaultier's themed collections have drawn inspiration from the most eclectic sources, from French cultural icons to the London street scene. Notorious for his skirts for men and recreation of underwear as outerwear, his clothes transcend the traditional boundaries of gender and fashion.

Catwalk highlights

Fashion in Motion: Jean Paul Gaultier, 2003. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Background image: Fashion in Motion: Jean Paul Gaultier, 2003. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London