Prized for the jubilant environment at its runway reveals, the Jean Paul Gaultier maison has opted to sit down out this month’s couture week and “have a good time this occasion throughout safer and happier occasions.”
The Gaultier present was initially scheduled for Jan. 27 and was to function a one-off couture assortment created by Sacai’s Chitose Abe – the primary of a collection of visitor creatives following the founder’s retirement from the runway in January 2020.
This marks the second postponement for the Jean Paul Gaultier X Sacai assortment as a result of coronavirus pandemic, which has scuttled most bodily style reveals over the previous 9 months. Paris police mandated that the upcoming males’s and couture weeks within the French capital – happening from Jan. 19 to twenty-eight – have to be audience-free to curb the unfold of infections.
In a short assertion shared first with WWD, Jean Paul Gaultier mentioned Abe’s present is now scheduled for Paris couture week in July.
The postponement units the stage for an exceptionally buzzy couture week this summer time — well being circumstances permitting. The July schedule contains the return of couture from Balenciaga, 53 years after Spanish grasp Cristóbal Balenciaga shuttered his home. (That debut has additionally been postponed twice.)
Equally thrilling is the prospect of an edgy younger expertise like Abe decoding Gaultier’s huge and eclectic oeuvre, and benefiting from his atelier’s formidable know-how.
Gaultier confirmed the new guest-creative strategy exclusively to WWD last March, explaining that he would invite a designer every season to “interpret the codes of the home and provides the imaginative and prescient of the haute couture.”
With a profession spanning 50 years, Gaultier is one among French style’s biggest showmen and innovators, breaking down gender boundaries – and style ones, too – designing all the pieces from denims and cone bras to tailor-made ensembles and fantastical eveningwear. He first joined the couture calendar in 1997.
Inviting serial collaborators as an alternative of a everlasting inventive director is turning into an more and more in style mannequin, embraced by Moncler in recent times and extra just lately adopted by the likes of Emilio Pucci.