French designer Jean Paul Gaultier is greeted by friends and models after he presented his last spring/summer 2020 haute couture collection during Paris Fashion Week. After 50 years in the fashion industry, Gaultier announced that the show at the Theatre du Chatelet would be his last. Photo: Yoan Valat/EPA-EFEFrench designer Jean Paul Gaultier is greeted by friends and models after he presented his last spring/summer 2020 haute couture collection during Paris Fashion Week. After 50 years in the fashion industry, Gaultier announced that the show at the Theatre du Chatelet would be his last. Photo: Yoan Valat/EPA-EFE
French designer Jean Paul Gaultier is greeted by friends and models after he presented his last spring/summer 2020 haute couture collection during Paris Fashion Week. After 50 years in the fashion industry, Gaultier announced that the show at the Theatre du Chatelet would be his last. Photo: Yoan Valat/EPA-EFE

Did Jean Paul Gaultier really retire, or was his Instagram announcement just a publicity stunt?

His 50-year career includes dressing Madonna and working with Hermès and Pierre Cardin, but although the French designer announced on Instagram his Parisian show was his last, a quick remark afterward suggested otherwise

Topic |   Haute Couture
French designer Jean Paul Gaultier is greeted by friends and models after he presented his last spring/summer 2020 haute couture collection during Paris Fashion Week. After 50 years in the fashion industry, Gaultier announced that the show at the Theatre du Chatelet would be his last. Photo: Yoan Valat/EPA-EFEFrench designer Jean Paul Gaultier is greeted by friends and models after he presented his last spring/summer 2020 haute couture collection during Paris Fashion Week. After 50 years in the fashion industry, Gaultier announced that the show at the Theatre du Chatelet would be his last. Photo: Yoan Valat/EPA-EFE
French designer Jean Paul Gaultier is greeted by friends and models after he presented his last spring/summer 2020 haute couture collection during Paris Fashion Week. After 50 years in the fashion industry, Gaultier announced that the show at the Theatre du Chatelet would be his last. Photo: Yoan Valat/EPA-EFE
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