Jean paul gaultier.

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  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Dear all,

    I was reading some fashion magazines, and apparently they mentioned several times that Gaultier would take over the designs of Hermes. Now is this true? Methinks that the philosophy of Gaultier would not actually prove very well with Hermes' classical stylings.

    Does anybody have any information on this? Thank you.
     
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    i actually mentioned this in a thread a while ago that yes hermes had hired gaultier - i am not for certain if it is for both the womens and mens collections or just the womens, i've only read that he has been hired by hermes

    it's actually not so far-fetched a fit though

    beneath gaultier's extremely avant-garde production numbers, he is actually one of the finest tailors of the haute couture set, even more impressive given the fact that gaultier has never been schooled in fashion design, he simply had a natural ability for it as a child and went to work immediately to develop his natural skills (i believe with pierre cardin at first)

    if you ever get a chance to actually look at his clothes, they may be of the oddest mix of fabrics and with belts and other add-ons, but beneath all the clutter, there is exceptional tailoring, even with his suits for men

    and gaultier has impressed in the past with his haute couture shows, showing very impressive classical designs with very restrained avant gardism at times (hey he's got to sell things as well)

    so it may at first seem an odd fit but will be interesting to say the least
     
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    Yes I know that Gaultier's tailoring is exquisite. His tailored ensembles are extremely well made, and his eyewear too. But then to prove someting his pieces are more highly priced than most other designers such as Fendi or Versace.

    Pierre Cardin did hire him I recall as to work in Manila oddly enough. His first collection was James Bond, and then Dadaiste. Both were quite successful. I personally like his ties, and tailored clothing. His eyewear is especially nice with the collections of adjustable arms, and screws, and whatnot.

    Perhaps Gaultier is the next Lagerfeld what with designing his own label, and marques.
     
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    .. and his trademark shower hook on all his men's clothing, even on the back of his suits
     

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