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Jean-Paul Gaultier Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Fashion Designer

Jean-Paul Gaultier

Birthday :

April 24, 1952

Birth Place :

Bagneux, Île-de-France, France

Zodiac Sign :

Taurus

Chinese Zodiac :

Dragon

Birth Element :

Water


French haute couture designer was born on the 24 April 1952 in Bagneux, France. As a child, he developed an interest in clothing and fashion.

Education

At the age of 18, Gaultier began a 12-month apprenticeship with Pierre Cardin.





Rise To Fame

Gaultier worked for various fashion designers before presenting his own fashion collection for women in 1976. By 1982, he opened his own fashion outlet and in 1984, produced a collection for men.




Career

Then in 1984, he opened his own boutique in Paris, Frances. He diversified by producing a range of accessories and perfumes and in 1997, his first haute couture collection. Eventually, he opened boutiques internationally including Asia and the Middle East. From 2003 until 2011, Gaultier was the head designer at Hermes. He worked with pop stars such as Madonna and Kylie Minogue as well as doing costume design in films such as The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989) and Bad Education (2004).




Awards And Achievements

He is a recipient of the French Knight of the Legion of Honour award.




Personal Life

Gaultier’s business partner and boyfriend Francis Menuge died of AIDS in 1990.


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