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Jean Paul Gaultier was born 24 April 1952 in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, France.


1970 - worked as an assistant for Pierre Cardin.

1971 - worked with Jacques Esterel and Jean Patou.

1974 - returned to manage the Pierre Cardin boutique in Manila for a year.

1976 - released his first individual collection. His characteristic irreverent style traced to 1981.

1985 - introduced man-skirts.

the end of the 1980s - suffered some personal losses, including his lover and business partner Francis Menuge, who died of AIDS-related causes.

1988 - released a dance single titled "How To Do That" on Fontana records from

which came one of the first ever "single title" remix albums "Aow Tou

Dou Zat" on Mercury records.

the 1990s - produced sculptured costumes for Madonna, starting with her infamous cone bra for her 1990 Blond Ambition Tour; worked in close collaboration with Wolford Hosiery; promoted the use of skirts, especially kilts in men's wardrobe; released his collections.

2006 - designed the wardrobe for Madonna's 2006 Confessions Tour.

spring 2008 - signed a contract to be the fashion designer for Mylene Farmer's tour in 2009.

2012 - was named as a member of the Jury for the Main Competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This is the first time a fashion designer was called to sit on a jury at the festival.


  • Other Interests

    Cinema, Fashion