Jean Paul Gaultier announces collab with Lotta Volkova
The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has unveiled an uber insider collab with hipster stylist Lotta Volkova, culled from the house’s archive. It goes on sale today.
Volkova’s goal: to celebrate Gaultier essentials, such as corseted lingerie, conical breasts, deconstructed tailoring, trompe-l'oeil prints, baby-doll dresses and lingerie-inspired mesh.
The results begin retailing this Friday online and in selected international boutiques.
A novel look at Jean-Paul’s canon which Volkova approaches with a stylist eye. Lotta soared to fame a little more than a half decade ago by styling the first shows in Demna Gvasalia (now just Demna) for his cult label Vetements.
In this new capsule she re-edits Gaultier’s iconic 1984 velvet cone dress (first worn by man-muse Tanel Bedrossiantz in 1992) into a mini dress and top, redefining the Gaultier look for today.
While a tennis-striped suit is deconstructed with inserts resembling harnesses inspired by SM and fetishism.
“Discovering Jean Paul Gaultier and Antoine De Caunes presenting their show Eurotrash was one of the first fashion memories for me. What struck me was the extreme eccentricity, the uncompromising vision, the spirit and the endless festive celebration of fashion, culture, music and underground cultures that all formed an extraordinary world by Jean-Paul Gaultier. It was an incredible honor to be able to discover the archives, bordering on obsession and fetishism – to have the chance to reimagine the iconic collections of Jean Paul Gaultier in the context of 2022 by reintroducing them into a contemporary wardrobe,” said Volkova in a release.
Another element included into the capsule is the jacquard couture Naked Dress from Fall/Winter 2004-2005, now available in an easy-to-wear jersey.
In terms of accessories, Volkova’s eight-heel pumps take up the famed "Mille-Pattes" pumps from the Spring/Summer 1993 "Les Classiques Gaultier revisités" collection.
A capsule photographed by Johnny Dufort in a campaign that celebrates a new look at camp with an eclectic cast of models. Dancers, artists and athletes joining Lotta's poodle, Dimitri in the fantasy images.
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