Fashion: Olivier Rousteing Will Design Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Next Haute Couture Collection.

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Jean-Paul Gaultier entrusts next haute couture collection to Olivier Rousteing. Ever since the Balmain fashion show on Wednesday, rumors began to circulate about a possible collaboration with Balmain’s artistic director. The Jean-Paul Gaultier label has now confirmed that Rousteing is indeed its new guest designer for the haute couture collection. His work will be unveiled in July. 
Olivier Rousteing during his last Balmain show on March 2 - © PixelFormula
According to Fashion United, Fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, who sold his brand to the Spanish Puig Group in 2011 and stopped producing his ready-to-wear collections in 2015, brought an end to his career with a final haute couture collection in January 2020 presented through a memorable show at the Théâtre du Châtelet.

Since then, the fashion house led by Antoine Gagey re-introduced ready-to-wear by launching a sailor-themed collection in May 2021 created in collaboration with five emerging designers (Ottolinger, Palomo Spain, Lecourt Mansion, Alan Crocetti, and Marvin M’Toumo). In addition, the company restructured its e-commerce site at the end of 2021, which offers ready-to-wear capsule collections designed around the brand’s strong identity. 

The label has also revived haute couture by commissioning young, acclaimed designers to reinterpret the Jean-Paul Gaultier codes. The first to step forward in this series of collaborations was Japanese designer Chitose Abe in July 2021, Glenn Martens, the original and imaginative talent behind Y/Project and creative director of Diesel, has added the latest Jean Paul Gaultier Couture collection to his busy schedule.

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