Pierre Cardin documentary lands release date

A documentary about the life and work of Pierre Cardin is to be released in August.The fashion designer, who founded his house in 1950, is famous for his use of geometric shapes and motifs, having introduced the “bubble dress” in 1954. Now, filmmakers …

A documentary about the life and work of Pierre Cardin is to be released in August.

The fashion designer, who founded his house in 1950, is famous for his use of geometric shapes and motifs, having introduced the “bubble dress” in 1954.

Now, filmmakers P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes have confirmed they will unveil the project, titled House of Cardin, ahead of New York Fashion Week in September. In addition, a premiere will take place in Paris, with the 97-year-old expected to be in attendance.

“House of Cardin brings a fresh understanding of just how incredibly groundbreaking Pierre Cardin’s role in the fashion industry has been,” said Robert Schwartzman, co-founder of Utopia. “From his unique and fearless design aesthetic to his vision for brand licensing development and celebration of diversity, Cardin laid a foundation for much of the modern-day fashion industry that we see today.”

Utopia has acquired the distribution rights to the documentary for North America. The film was originally set to be shown as part of the San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, and Seattle film festivals, among others, before the coronavirus crisis hit the U.S. and led to numerous postponements.

Ebersole and Hughes produced the film under their banner, The Ebersole Hughes Company, alongside Cori Coppola.

As an authorised feature, Cardin has granted the directors exclusive access to his archives and provided new interviews. House of Cardin also features appearances from the likes of Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone, Jenny Shimizu, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alice Cooper, Dionne Warwick, and Philippe Starck.

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Katy Perry planned to pay homage to Madonna’s cone bra with Met Gala look

Pregnant Katy Perry was planning to pay homage to Madonna’s iconic cone bra with her look for the 2020 Met Gala. The world of fashion and celebrity unite every year for the glamorous red carpet event, which takes place on the first Monday in May at Th…

Pregnant Katy Perry was planning to pay homage to Madonna’s iconic cone bra with her look for the 2020 Met Gala.

The world of fashion and celebrity unite every year for the glamorous red carpet event, which takes place on the first Monday in May at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, however, the this year’s edition, which revolved around the About Time: Fashion and Duration theme, has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Stars usually spend months planning their showstopping outfits, and the Roar singer, who is a Met Gala regular, revealed on Instagram on Monday night that she was going to make a big fashion statement that involved her bump.

The 35-year-old, who is expecting her first child with fiance Orlando Bloom, gave fans an inside look at part of her ensemble hanging on a mannequin, revealing that she was going to wear a blush pink ribbed cone bra with matching bump cover.

“What would have been… #TheMetBall2020,” she wrote in the caption, adding a heartbroken emoji.

The outfit was a clear reference to the gold corset with cone bra that Jean Paul Gaultier created for Madonna’s Blonde Ambition tour in 1990. Katy didn’t confirm if the French designer made her Met Gala look too.

In a recent video interview with Access, she teased her outfit by saying, “I was gonna definitely show off the bump, for sure, but we’ll just be home!”

The popstar wasn’t the only one who took to social media to mark the occasion. Many celebrities looked back at some of their favourite Met Gala looks, while Julia Roberts donned a stunning black and white tiered tulle gown as she posed in front of a window for a snap on her Instagram page.

In the caption, she wrote: “Here’s me…not going to the Met Ball tonight. #stayhome #yesyoustillhavetostayhome.”

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Jean Paul Gaultier taps Sacai to design next couture collection

Jean Paul Gaultier has selected Sacai’s Chitose Abe to design the next haute couture line for his namesake fashion house.Back in January, the French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media, and later staged his fin…

Jean Paul Gaultier has selected Sacai’s Chitose Abe to design the next haute couture line for his namesake fashion house.

Back in January, the French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media, and later staged his final catwalk spectacle at the Theatre du Chatelet as part of Paris Couture Week.

However, Gaultier confirmed on Wednesday that he would be adopting a guest designer model going forward, with Abe to be the first fashion star tapped to create a collection.

“I have the pleasure to announce the new concept for my haute couture,” he posted on Instagram. “Each season, I will invite a designer to interpret the codes of the House and I am doubly pleased that Chitose Abe of @sacaiofficial will be the first one!”

Japanese designer Abe founded Sacai in 1999. She has since built up a reputation for breaking down barriers between casual and formal clothing, and has teamed up with the likes of The North Face, Apple, and Nike on various projects.

Abe also posted a snap of herself and Gaultier posing in matching blue boiler suits on a Paris rooftop on her Instagram page.

“I have a long-held admiration for Jean Paul’s unique vision of subversive femininity and his originality, both of which I’ve strived towards in my work since the beginning,” the designer said in a statement, according to WWD. “It’s a true honour to be given the opportunity to be custodian of his house as the first designer of this project.”

The next Paris Couture Week is set to take place between 5 and 9 July.

Of late, bosses at fashion houses such as Moncler and Pucci have also embraced the guest designer business model.

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Gigi Hadid credits Jean Paul Gaultier for early runway success

Gigi Hadid is grateful to Jean Paul Gaultier for helping her land her big catwalk break after facing criticism over her body shape.The model is now a go-to for top couturiers looking to showcase their looks on the runway, but when she first embarked on…

Gigi Hadid is grateful to Jean Paul Gaultier for helping her land her big catwalk break after facing criticism over her body shape.

The model is now a go-to for top couturiers looking to showcase their looks on the runway, but when she first embarked on her career, Hadid’s athletic figure didn’t do her any favours – until she caught Gaultier’s eye and scored a spot in his 2014 show in Paris.

“He was the first designer that let me walk on a runway in Paris, it was in his last ready-to-wear show,” she told i-D magazine. “At the time, I was still starting out in my career, I was coming out of high school, I still had my volleyball body. It was a body that I loved. I knew how hard I worked to have those muscles, to be curved in those places – I kind of miss it now. At the time, people were hard on me and tried to say that I didn’t have a runway body.”

Hadid recalled how Gaultier celebrated her slender form, instead of trying to hide it.

“For Jean Paul to have me at his last ready-to-wear show… not only to have me, but also to put me in an outfit that didn’t cover a lot… like, there were still stylists or designers at that time who were putting me in their shows, but putting me (in) something that really covered my body,” the 24-year-old added. “And so, for him to make me feel like he wanted me to shine in that way, it really meant a lot to me as a young model. And I know that he has done that for a lot of people.”

Hadid walked for the French designer during his last-ever haute couture catwalk show during Paris Couture Week in January. Gaultier had announced his plans to retire days before the presentation.

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Paris Jackson ‘will never forget’ walking in Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show

Paris Jackson will “never forget” making her runway debut at Jean Paul Gaultier’s final couture show.The French designer announced his retirement plans earlier this month and went out with a bang by holding a star-studded party-like fashion presentatio…

Paris Jackson will “never forget” making her runway debut at Jean Paul Gaultier’s final couture show.

The French designer announced his retirement plans earlier this month and went out with a bang by holding a star-studded party-like fashion presentation during Paris Couture Week last week.

Models such as Irina Shayk, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Karlie Kloss took to the runway at the Theatre du Chatelet, but the most surprising member of the catwalk line-up was Paris, who rocked a ’60s-inspired bohemian chic look which was comprised of a printed robe with a long train, a psychedelic patterned top, colourful snakeskin trousers, and wedge platform sandals.

Speaking to Miss Vogue about the experience, the actress/musician confessed how nervous she was during the casting process and just before her walk.

“I was very nervous during the casting, but once I had the final look on it felt pretty natural,” she explained. “I had been doing a few walks for Jean Paul when he said, ‘I’ll see you tomorrow.’ I almost screamed out of excitement, as that was his way of letting me know I got it. The whole experience is one I’ll never forget.

“I was very nervous during the moments leading up to the walk, but once I stepped out there, all the anxiety faded away. The rush I got afterwards was similar to the one I get when I get off stage after performing with my band.”

Paris, who is the daughter of Michael Jackson, shared that she hopes to do more catwalk shows in the future and will always be grateful for being part of such an epic fashion moment.

“I’m truly grateful to have been a part of such a memorable and legendary night that will most definitely go down in fashion history,” the 21-year-old added.

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Coco Rocha ‘cried for an hour’ after Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show

Coco Rocha was so overcome with emotion after Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show that she “literally cried for an hour”. The Canadian model made a splash in the fashion world when she did an Irish dance down the catwalk to open the French designer’s show…

Coco Rocha was so overcome with emotion after Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show that she “literally cried for an hour”.

The Canadian model made a splash in the fashion world when she did an Irish dance down the catwalk to open the French designer’s show in 2007, and she gave a similar performance during Gaultier’s last-ever Paris Couture Week presentation at the Theatre du Chatelet on Wednesday night.

As the show concluded, all the models gathered around the 67-year-old as he took his final bow, and video footage showed Rocha growing tearful during the finale.

Posting the clip to Instagram as well as pictures of her crying while hugging a fellow model and standing next to Gaultier with tear-stained eyes, Rocha shared with her followers that she couldn’t keep it together.

“Literally cried for an hour at @jpgaultierofficial’s final show last night. My face in every photo is basically (crying emojis)… Jean Paul and his team have been like a family to me and I’m so lucky to have known them and worked with them for nearly 15 years,” she wrote in the caption.

The 31-year-old also shared footage of her Irish jig down the catwalk and added, “One final dance for my friend and mentor Jean Paul Gaultier. Words fail me as I try to describe what his support has meant to me for more than half my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you Jean Paul.”

Many models took to social media to praise the designer on Thursday, with Bella Hadid describing it as a “dream come true” to walk in his show, while her sister Gigi wrote, “Last night, all that gathered to celebrate his 50 YEARS & final couture collection was a testament to what a worldwide icon and inspiration he is !!! I am so honoured to have been a small part in your legendary creative vision @jpgaultierofficial.”

Joan Smalls told her followers the show was a moment she will “forever cherish”, and added, “It’s been one of my biggest dreams to walk for you, and doing so throughout the years have been a true gift.”

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Erin O’Connor pens ‘love letter’ to Jean Paul Gaultier

Erin O’Connor has written a “love letter” to fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.The French icon announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media last weekend, and on Wednesday night, staged his final catwalk show at the Theatre du …

Erin O’Connor has written a “love letter” to fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

The French icon announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media last weekend, and on Wednesday night, staged his final catwalk show at the Theatre du Chatelet as part of Paris Couture Week.

A number of top models made appearances on the catwalk, including Karen Elson, Coco Rocha, and Karlie Kloss, as did O’Connor – who posted an emotional note to Gaultier on Instagram following the spectacle.

“A love letter. I was told (nearly a quarter of a century ago) that a meeting with you was like meeting the Wizard of Oz,” she wrote alongside a slideshow of images from her various collaborations with the fashion star. “How wrong that person was… You are more human than humanly possible. Your love of clothes, people and LOVE has become an integral part of fashions DNA (sic). You are the back bone and soul for so many of us across the world who have been guided, nurtured and inspired by you. Thank you for teaching me the importance of self-acceptance and expression (and the importance of promoting it) – I shall never forget it. Like so many others I am so glad to know you and feel really very fortunate to be your pal.”

During the extravaganza, O’Connor sported three different looks, including a head-to-toe white ensemble, a black gown with feather detailing, and an elegant black dress.

Uploading footage of herself on the catwalk, the 41-year-old added: “Where there is love there is light! Honoured to join you for your last-ever show dear friend @jpgaultierofficial. Huge love to you et (and) JPG family! I’ll never forget our time together… Merci (Thank you).”

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Dita Von Teese thrilled to walk in Jean Paul Gaultier’s final couture show

Dita Von Teese was delighted to make an appearance during Jean Paul Gaultier’s final couture show.The legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media last weekend, and on Wednesday night, staged his final …

Dita Von Teese was delighted to make an appearance during Jean Paul Gaultier’s final couture show.

The legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media last weekend, and on Wednesday night, staged his final catwalk show at the Theatre du Chatelet as part of Paris Couture Week.

The extravaganza drew in a number of top models, including Bella and Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, and Irina Shayk, as well as Gaultier’s go-to muses such as Karen Elson, Coco Rocha, and burlesque star Von Teese.

“What a night it was! I’m so grateful to have been part of @jpgaultierofficial’s final #hautecoutureshow, with so many of his muses and friends present! Jean Paul has always celebrated individually and beauty in many forms, and in all stages of life in a completely authentic way,” she posted on Instagram alongside a photo of her walking the runway in a blush pink satin corset dress made from belts. “I’m glad that being inclusive has become something brands feel compelled to do now, but #jeanpaulgaultier has been a champion for inclusiveness and diversity consistently, and genuinely, all along, because he truly believes in it.”

Von Teese went on to urge Gaultier’s fans to check out his Fashion Freak Show revues, which have previously been staged in Paris and London.

“I’m thankful to Mr. Gautier not just for shining the spotlight on me over the past 18 years, but for creating this joyful space that truly celebrates beauty in many forms. I can’t wait to witness the next chapter for Jean Paul. And, as his #FashionFreakShow tours, try to go see it, because it captures the magic of being at his runway shows in a fantastic way,” the 47-year-old added.

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Paris Jackson makes runway debut during Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show

Paris Jackson made her runway debut at Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show during Paris Couture Week on Wednesday night. The French fashion designer shocked fans last week when he announced that his Paris Couture Week presentation would be his last haute c…

Paris Jackson made her runway debut at Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show during Paris Couture Week on Wednesday night.

The French fashion designer shocked fans last week when he announced that his Paris Couture Week presentation would be his last haute couture runway, and he made sure he went out with a bang by turning the star-studded catwalk show at the Theatre du Chatelet into a party.

One of the most surprising additions to his line-up was Paris, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, who hit the runway in a ’60s-inspired bohemian chic look which was comprised of a printed robe with a long train, a psychedelic patterned top, colourful snakeskin trousers, and wedge platform sandals. She topped the look off with colourful beaded jewellery and a green headband.

The 21-year-old later shared footage of her walk on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “Absolutely honoured and deeply grateful @jpgaultierofficial.”

In the comments, Naomi Campbell gave her seal of approval by calling the look “beautiful”.

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese also brought a little celebrity glitter to the show, strutting the runway in a sexy outfit crafted from belts and a corset, while Culture Club singer Boy George performed during the finale.

Models including Gigi and Bella Hadid, Winnie Harlow, Irina Shayk, Karlie Kloss, and Joan Smalls all made an appearance, alongside Gaultier muses such as Karen Elson and Coca Rocha, who performed an Irish dance down the runway.

The event brought out many industry icons who wanted to catch Gaultier’s final fashion show too. Carla Bruni, Eva Herzigova, and fellow designer Christian Louboutin were among the famous faces in the audience.

Opening the show, the retiring Gaultier urged his fans to recycle their clothes, stating, “In my first show and this, my last, there are creations made with the jeans I’ve worn. It’s the most beautiful of materials. Like a lot of humans, it becomes even more beautiful as it gets older.”

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Coco Rocha recalls favourite Jean Paul Gaultier runway moment

Coco Rocha has named the time she walked the runway with her daughter Ioni Conran as her favourite Jean Paul Gaultier moment.The Canadian model made a splash in the fashion world when she did an Irish dance down the catwalk to open the French designer’…

Coco Rocha has named the time she walked the runway with her daughter Ioni Conran as her favourite Jean Paul Gaultier moment.

The Canadian model made a splash in the fashion world when she did an Irish dance down the catwalk to open the French designer’s Scottish Highlands-inspired fall/winter 2007 spectacle.

But while Rocha often reflects fondly on the event, in a post on Instagram ahead of Gaultier’s final show as part of Paris Couture Week on Wednesday night, she noted that her most special show was when she was joined by Ioni, then aged two, in January 2018.

“People ask me what was my favourite Jean Paul Gaultier runway moment which is kind of an impossible question because I’m so lucky to have been a part so many amazing ones,” she wrote. “For me, the most special runway was in 2018 when I walked couture with my daughter @ioniconran who was 2 at the time and pregnant with (my son Iver Conran) also. It’s a story I know I’ll be talking to Ioni about in 15 years, and my grandchildren in 30 years.”

In a separate post, Rocha opened up about how people still ask her about what it was like to Irish dance in a Gaultier show. And she revealed that the fashion icon left her to choreograph a number merging elements of Irish and Scottish dance.

“I’d walked in quite a few fashion shows before, but this was the first time I’d done any kind of special ‘performance’. Would people like it or think it was bizarre? Would I, blinded by lights, leap right over the edge of the catwalk into Anna Wintour’s lap on the front row? I had no idea,” the 31-year-old remembered. “The dance was a big success, I didn’t fall off the runway and @voguemagazine magazine later named it the ‘Coco Moment’. I think people were just so surprised to see me do such an obscure dance down such a very, very long runway.”

Coco referenced that moment at Gaultier’s final show on Wednesday, when she performed a similar dance down the catwalk.

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