Jean Paul Gaultier is a highly successful and innovative fashion designer who, incredibly, never received formal training as a design but sent sketches to famous couture stylists. Pierre Cardin was impressed by his talent and hired him as an assistant in 1970 and since this date his name has always been on the forefront of innovative fashion design and culture. Jean-Paul Gaultier has designed and made some of the most infamous costume of the past decades, producing sculptured costumes for Madonna with her infamous cone-bra and her wardrobe for her Confessions Tour in 2006. Gaultier also caused shock by using unconventional models for his exhibitions, such as older men and full-figured women, pierced and heavily tattooed models, and by playing with traditional gender roles in the shows. This earned him both criticism and enormous popularity.
Jean Paul Gaultiers passion for innovation, his desire to break the rules and create unique pieces that define the age it was conceived is evident in his revolutionary fragrance collections.