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Jean Paul Gaultier

French, b. 1952

Endeavoring to tear down gender stereotypes and sartorial norms on the catwalk, making underwear outerwear, putting men in skirts and models of all shapes and sizes on the runway, the wildly provocative French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has created transformational clothing designs that draw on numerous influences and boldly merge haute couture with street sensibility.

An only child raised in the suburbs of Paris, Gaultier didn’t have a formal fashion education. But he loved to sketch and was drawn to clothing, citing the corsets in his maternal grandmother’s closet as having a formative impact on his creative direction. He’s said that some of his earliest fashion work was for his teddy bear, and later he would send his sketches to designers he revered, including Pierre Cardin.

Gaultier began his career in 1970 as an assistant to Cardin, who admired the sketches the 18-year-old had sent for his appraisal. After Gaultier had his first runway show in 1976, featuring unconventional statements like pairing motorcycle jackets with ballerina skirts, it didn’t take long for his star to rise. His playful but exquisitely crafted reimaginings of classic Parisian styles — the striped mariner shirt, the trench coat — soon became recurring themes of Gaultier’s eponymous house, which he founded with his life partner and business associate Francis Menuge in 1982. “He was absolutely peerless for the longest time in the late ’80s and early ’90s,” fashion editor Tim Blanks told the New York Times. This was the period of Gaultier’s most iconic designs.

In 1984, Gaultier’s “Boy Toy” collection challenged men’s fashion with striped shirts and skirts — and sold around 3,000 of them. He was hailed for spectacle-laden runway shows and superb tailoring. Gaultier began to work with Madonna during the late 1980s, and, at the pop star’s request, he designed the costumes for her 1990 “Blond Ambition” tour. Her pink corset became a cultural touchstone of the era.

Gaultier continued to expand his brand, debuting his first couture collection in 1997 and creating costumes for film and stage. He was nominated for a César Award for Best Costume Design for The City of Lost Children (1995) and then a second for Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element (1997).

From 2003 to 2010, Gaultier was the creative director for Hermès. The first international exhibition of his work, “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk,” debuted in 2011 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and toured to cities including Stockholm, New York City, Dallas and London. He presented his last ready-to-wear collection in 2014 and in 2020 stepped down from his couture line, ending his boundary-pushing, industry-shaping reign with a raucous show of more than 230 outfits formed from fragments of collections from across his 50-year career.

One of fashion’s enfants terribles, Gaultier has never sought out pretty for pretty’s sake. Instead, he has challenged the traditional ideals of beauty. Today, the designer's vintage clothing designs — experimental undergarments cut from lace and suede, leather-trimmed evening dresses and jackets of denim, plastic or striped jersey — are as punk as they are high fashion.

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2000 Jean Paul Gaultier Mesh Tank Top and Sleeves
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Austin, TX
Jean Paul Gaultier sheer mesh tank top and sleeves. Has stretch 28" bust, 22" waist, 26.5" length Condition: Excellent Size L
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Early 2000s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier black one shoulder gown with attached pouch
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Austin, TX
Jean Paul Gaultier black one shoulder gown with attached pouch 100% rayon 31" bust, 26" waist, 25" hips, 66" length Condition: Excellent size S / US4 / IT40
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Gown with Open Back Balloon Sleeves Jacket
By Jean Paul Gaultier, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique
Located in Austin, TX
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique black evening gown with stretch. With separate open back jacket with balloon sleeves. condition: excellent Silk & Acetate size m / US 6 33" bust, 25" w...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier c.2001 Graffiti Stripes Bikini Swimwear Swimsuit 2 Piece Set
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Totowa, NJ
Jean Paul Gaultier c.2001 Graffiti Print Stripes Bikini Swimwear Swimsuit 2 Piece Set Size M
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Early 2000s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier c.1990 Vintage “Portraits” Print Sheer Blouse Shirt Top
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Totowa, NJ
Jean Paul Gaultier c.1990 Vintage “Portraits” Print Sheer Blouse Shirt Top Please note size tag has been removed. This item will fit size S/M.
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Femme Long Metallic Maroon red long Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
This stunning rayon sheath skirt comes from Jean Paul Gaultier Femme. It is a shimmering maroon color. Hidden side zipper and back slit.
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Blue Polo Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Classic polo-style dress comes from vintage Jean Paul Gaultier in a bright blue. The collar and cuffs feature contrasting bands of black, blue and white. The JPG logo appears on the ...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Yellow Striped Tee
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
A classic tee is reimagined by vintage Jean Paul Gaultier in a sunny yellow with turquoise stripes and leopard print edging around the collar and cuffs.
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

2000S JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Poly/Nylon Mesh Iconic Blue & White Sailor Stripe One
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in New York, NY
2000S JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Poly/Nylon Mesh Iconic Blue & White Sailor Stripe One Shoulder Dress
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Early 2000s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier 1990's Vintage Knit Bustier Top
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Totowa, NJ
Jean Paul Gaultier 1990's Vintage Knit Bustier Top Size M
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Fuzzi Jean Paul Gaultier Leopard Print Long Sleeve Mesh Top
By Jean Paul Gaultier, Fuzzi
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Fuzzi, Jean Paul Gaultier leopard print long sleeve mesh top. Scoop neck top of stretchy mesh, the body is lined in black stretch mesh, the sleeves are unlined. Print in cream, brown...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier

1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Black Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Jean Paul Gaultier black rayon knee-length skirt, stretchy waistband with orange detail. Years: 90s Made in Italy Size: M Flat measurements Height: 60 cm Waist: 34 cm
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Cutout Bodycon Maxi Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Totowa, NJ
Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Cutout Bodycon Maxi Dress Size M Please note this dress is very versatile and could be worn with the cutouts in front or back based on preference.
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier

1990's JEAN PAUL GAULTIER double layered fishnet tunic
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Nude and black layered 'fishnet' tunic designed by Jean Paul Gaultier dating to the late 1990's. Tunic is composed of two layers one black and the other nude, of fishnet. Labeled a ...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

A Jean-Paul Gaultier Jacket of Military Inspiration Circa 2005/2010
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 2005/2010 France Funny jacket by Jean-Paul Gaultier with wisible branding JPG Jean's in thick cotton serge flocked with velvet dating from the years 2010. Military inspiration...
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Early 2000s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Denim Dinner Jacket
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in London, GB
Jean Paul Gaultier Denim Dinner Jacket made in France. Jean Paul Gaultier disrupted the rarefied world of couture with his transgressive vision of beauty. Inspired by punks, burle...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

New Jean Paul Gaultier Case Sleek Shiny Finish For Sunglasses 1990's
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Jean Paul Gaultier silver sleek shiny finish case for sunglasses. The perfect fit for any collector piece. Design and produced in 1990's. 15.5 cms width 2.5 cms height 7 cm...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage High Waist Corset Cropped Denim Pants Trousers
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage high waist corset cropped denim pants trousers. These trousers feature : - Distressed blue denim. - Double front down buttoning. - No pockets, no belt loo...
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20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier

1990S JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Multicolor Serape Stripe Poly Blend Mesh Shirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in New York, NY
1990S JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Multicolor Serape Stripe Poly Blend Mesh Shirt
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

1990S JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Poly/Lycra Mesh Iconic Money Print Backless Dress With
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in New York, NY
1990S JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Poly/Lycra Mesh Iconic Money Print Backless Dress With Fishnet Sleeves
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Amour au Soleil Zip Front Tank Mesh Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage zip front tank FUZZI mesh dress featuring a kinetic print with a female figure and Amour au Soleil (love in the sun), Soleil, Sonne, Sun, Sol, Jean Paul Ga...
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20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier

1990's Gaultier Silk Double Breasted Cage Back Vest
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Iconic Gaultier mid 1990's silk vest with open detailed back. Excellent condition and perfect top to wear with or without an undergarment. Contrast the look with a fitted long sleeve...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Tube Collar Cuff Hips Matelot Sweater
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage iconic off-white/navy blue matelot sweater featuring a tube collar, cuffs and waist. Label reads JEAN PAUL GAULTIER MAILLE Made in Italy. Composition tag...
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20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier

1990S JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Wool Blend Alpaca Turtleneck Sweater With Military St
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in New York, NY
1990S JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Wool Blend Alpaca Turtleneck Sweater With Military Style Closures
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

New Jean Paul Gaultier 57 3176 Sunglasses 1990's Made in Japan
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Jean Paul Gaultier small oval matte frame. Spotless lenses that complete a ready to wear JPG look. Amazing design with strong yet intricate details. Design and produced in the ...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

New Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier 55 4179 Gold Oval Frame Sunglasses 1990's Japan
By Jena Paul Gaultier, Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Jean Paul Gaultier 55 4179 Gold Oval frame. Gradient light Blue lenses that complete a ready to wear JPG look. Amazing design with strong yet intricate details. Design and pro...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Trompe L'oeil Ensemble
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage skirt and shirt ensemble featuring an x-ray screen trompe l’œil denim on front and back. The SHIRT features : - Navy blue jersey background featuring dist...
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20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier

New Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier 55 5107 Gold Frame Sunglasses 1990's Japan
By Jena Paul Gaultier, Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Jean Paul Gaultier 55 5107 sleek frame. Gradient light Blue lenses that complete a ready to wear JPG look. Amazing design with strong yet intricate details. Design and produce...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Star Print Cutout Bodycon Maxi Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Totowa, NJ
Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Star Print Cutout Bodycon Maxi Dress Please note this dress is very versatile and could be worn with the cutouts in front or back based on preference. Pl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Size 34 Black Cotton Velvet Wide Leg Dress Pants
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in San Francisco, CA
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER dress pants comes in a black cotton velvet featuring a wide leg style, front patch pockets, cuffed leg, and a zip fly closure. Made in Italy. Very Good Pre-Owned ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier

New Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier 56 7107 Silver Matte Japan Sunglasses Japan
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier silver matte frame with sides accents frames. Design and produced in the 1900's a timeless and iconic piece. A true fashion statement. FRONT : 13.5 ...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Wall and Flags Print Jacket
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage jacket featuring a multi colored wall and flags print. This jacket features : - Velvety touch material. - Faux fur collar. - Faux fur lining and seam deta...
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20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier

New Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier 56 7205 Magnetic Tortoise Japan Sunglasses
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier tortoise pattern magentic removable front. Design and produced in the 1900's a timeless and iconic piece. Ready for prescription lenses. A true fashio...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER FEMME Size One Size Black Satin Oversized Sleeves
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in San Francisco, CA
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER sleeves comes in a black satin featuring a oversized style with a buttoned closure. Made in Italy. Very Good Pre-Owned Condition. Marked: No size marked Measurem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Femme Aran Knit Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Bath, GB
Jean Paul Gaultier Aran Knit Chunky Wool Dress Femme Label Size 42 30 inch Bust
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Black Distressed Leather Knuckle Duster Clutch
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage rare black distressed leather knuckle duster clutch. This clutch features : - Black distressed leather body. - Polished silver toned knuckle duster handle...
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20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier

Multicolored Jean Paul Gaultier Wool Sweater
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Paris, FR
Multicolored Jean Paul Gaultier wool sweater featuring an oversized volume, georgette checked pattern details. (60%wool, 30% silk, 10% viscose) In good vintage condition. Made in It...
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Late 20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Crisscross Puffer Robe
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Product Details: Crisscross puffer robe by Jean Paul Gaultier Multi color panels Green velvet sleeves Distorted face print Black trim Silk tie front closure 4 pockets Reversib...
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Late 20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean-Philippe Delhomme for GQ Jean Paul Gaultier's Gay Wedding Spring 2004
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Jean-Philippe Delhomme for GQ Jean Paul Gaultier's Gay Wedding . Original guache watercolor. Jean-Phillip is a brilliant illustrator who's ad campaigns for Barneys New York brought h...
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1950s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Lace Pattern Sailor Short
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Vintage sailor style shorts from Jean Paul Gaultier feature a fabulous lace-like design, side zip and "double-breasted" functional buttons up the front.
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Wide Black Belt Punk Gay Print Buckle
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage wide black leather belt featuring a massive frame buckle printed with a punk and gay scene. Embossed JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Made in Italy. Indicated size : 8...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Dramatic Goth Dress Gown with Flowing Cape New
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dramatic goth black sleeveless gown with attached cape by Jean Paul Gaultier. Fashioned of a weighty silk rayon with deep plunging sheer neckline and flowing sheer cape. Offers con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Convertible Jacket to Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous orange sleeveless long vest/dress that folds up and becomes a long sleeve bomber jacket. There is a drawstring at the hem and hood and gathers at the waist which has stret...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Denim Bustier Dress Size USA 10
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage denim bustier dress. This dress features : - Front buttoning. - Lace-up back. - Boning on breast area. - Two front pockets. - Silver tone buttons. - Cont...
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20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Gilded Melot-Wine Hardware with Signature Logo Sunglasses
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in New York, NY
Jean Paul Gaultier wonderfully detailed gilded melot-wine hardware with curved swirls throughout accented with the signature logo etched elegantly on the arms, which measures ...
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1980s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Brown Ombré Coat and Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Jean Paul Gaultier coat and skirt set featured in a brown ombré color. Coat has button closures with two slip pockets at the waist, size 6. Skirt has a side zipper closure and button...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Steampunk Sunglasses Model 56-6102
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
**** WE NO LONGER SHIP SUNGLASSES TO THE USA **** JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage steampunk sunglasses. Bronze toned frames embossed GAULTIER. Tinted lenses. Marked JEAN PAUL GAULTIER....
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20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Zipper Sweater
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier heather grey long sleeve sweatshirt featuring a zipper that reaches from the hem to the center front bust. Please inquire for additional images.
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20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier

New Jean Paul Gaultier 55 7192 Half Frame Sunglasses 1990's Made in Japan
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Jean Paul Gaultier small oval gold frame. Spotless lenses that complete a ready to wear JPG look. Amazing design with strong yet intricate details. Design and produced in the 1...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier charcoal wool bend pullover
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in New York, NY
Jean Paul Gaultier charcoal wool blend of 60% wool, 20% angora, and 20% polyamid nylon has a hood style back which is extends within the same piece of material which covers the back ...
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1980s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Tattoo Dragon Skull Eagle Pants Trousers
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage off-white pants trousers featuring black tattoo print of barbed wire GAULTIER JEAN'S, dragons, skulls and double head eagles. These trousers feature : - O...
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20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Dark Denim Jeans
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Vintage dark wash denim from Jean Paul Gaultier with distinctive orange contrast stitching. Inside waist is lined with cotton emblazoned with cheeky skull art.
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Comic Cartoon Print Bikini Mesh Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER sexy comic cartoon print bikini mesh dress. This dress features : - Colourful sexy comic cartoon prints on the bra top and skirt part. - Mesh/ fishnet stretchy to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier

Junior Gaultier Sacred Hearts Wrap Around Hoodie Blouse by Jean Paul Gaultier
By Junior Gaultier, Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Bath, GB
Junior Gaultier by Jean Paul Gaultier Early 80's Religious Theme Wrap Around Fasten Hoodie Size M No Signs of Wear
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1980s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Red Stripe Long Sleeved Polo
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Red striped cotton polo shirt from vintage Jean Paul Gaultier featuring self-fabric buttons and the JPG logo and bottom hem.
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Black Silk Bodycon Long Evening Dress 2000s
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Brindisi, Bt
2000s Jean Paul Gaultier women's dress. Long evening dress 100% silk, bodycon model, black color, light hood that can turn into a soft collar. Long sleeve flared at the end. Made in ...
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Early 2000s Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Floral Tiered Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
This ultra feminine red floral satiny soft skirt comes from vintage Jean Paul Gaultier. A fitted waist with side zip falls to tiered layers of sheer black mixed with red florals.
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1980s Jean Paul Gaultier

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER S Black Solid Wool Blend Shawl Collar Jacket
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage 1980's JEAN PAUL GAULTIER pour GIBO sport coat comes in black wool blend twill with a shawl collar, two button single breasted front, patch and slit pockets, and signature ba...
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Late 20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier