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Glenn Martens celebrates the legacy of Jean Paul Gaultier and triumphs with his proposal for the maison

Glenn Martens celebrates the legacy of Jean Paul Gaultier by bringing back the designer’s most iconic creations.

Sometimes we use the expression (now almost considered a cliché) “it was one of the most anticipated shows” to add notoriety to the event, but this time it was so and so deserved and we can say with capital letters that it WAS ONE OF THE MOST EXPECTED SHOWS of the Paris Haute Couture fashion week. But why were we so anxious to see the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture by Glenn Martens show? We’ll tell you about it below, but first take a look at the video of the show.

Going back to the question we asked earlier about why it was one of the most anticipated shows of this latest edition of fashion week, the answer is easy. Firstly because this was to be the first couture collection that the Belgian designer, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, would present in his entire professional career. And secondly because Glenn, current creative director of Y/Project and Diesel, was going to be the second guest designer to offer his couture vision for the mythical “maison” of the “enfant terrible”, after the Japanese Chitose Abe, creative director of Sacai.

Regarding the collection, we could describe it as magical and brilliant and highlight how Martens, after many conversations with the “enfant terrible”, has united fashion and architecture and has brought back the iconic sailor and its print, hand-embroidered to achieve a 3D effect and the silhouette that Jean Paul has patented throughout his career, characterised by a narrow waist and accentuated hips. In addition, as expected, the designer and founder of Y/Project has added his own touch from his brand to these creations, such as the slits.

It seems that Jean Paul Gaultier‘s new strategy is paying off as expected.

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