Whether you recognise Jean Paul Gaultier as they enfant terrible and renegade of classic French fashion, or as the designer of Madonna's notorious cone bra, he is one of the iconic faces of fashion. The French artist had no format training in fashion but had an eye for sketching from an early age. His inspiration was always rather atypical, finding muses in street style as opposed to the grand stage. Besides his haute couture and RTW lines, he also designs stage costumes and movie wardrobes.
He has also created controversy when he used unconventional models, like full-figured women, older men or heavily tattooed persons in his shows, drawing both criticism and popularity. Read more about the designer's endeavours on this Jean Paul Gaultier Designer Profile.