Florence Tétier Tributes Jean Paul Gaultier With New "TATTOO" Collection
Drawing inspiration from JPG’s hand-traced body art collection from 2009.
Jean Paul Gaultier‘s creative director, Florence Tétier, is continuing to commemorate the legacy of JPG by reworking signature designs for a new audience of fashion fans. The latest to fuel her inspiration comes courtesy of Gaultier’s hand-traced body art collection from 2009, which has now manifested into the brand’s new “TATTOO” collection.
Recreating imagery from JPG’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2002 runway, Tétier has enlisted the help of Omahyra Mota and Mia Kidis to showcase the new collection. Landing in two skin tones, the collection features skin-tight tops with images of pierced breasts, fusing Japanese-inspired artwork with prints of body chains and pin-up boy drawings.
Elsewhere, striped dresses and tops are adorned with rose and sun motifs, alongside tulle garments inspired by dancing uniforms and classic corsets and mini-skirts.
Speaking exclusively to Hypebeast about the collection, Florence Tétier explains, “I wanted to capture this past/present nod to well-known campaigns and Jean Paul Gaultier’s historic collections. With that, having this day/night wardrobe: someone could perfectly go to work in the morning and end the night raving all night with it — and also go to work the next day without sleeping if wanted. That typical circle of life in an exciting city!”
Take a look at the new Jean Paul Gaultier “TATTOO” collection above and head to the brand’s website to shop.
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