After a highly prolific career spanning five decades, French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has announced his retirement.
Since establishing his eponymous label in 1976, Gaultier has become known for his innovative, eccentric take on haute coutre, and most famously designed Madonna's notorious 'cone bra' in 1990. The designer also served a seven-year run as the creative head of Hermès.
Taking to Twitter to share the news in a light-hearted video, Gaultier confirmed that his upcoming couture show in Paris next week will also be his last.
"This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be my last. But rest assured Haute Couture will continue with a new concept," he revealed.
This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be my last. But rest assured Haute Couture will continue with a new concept. pic.twitter.com/PJCC53K4tm— Jean Paul Gaultier (@JPGaultier) January 17, 2020
"Stay tuned … Gaultier Paris will go on, the Haute Couture continues!" the designer gleefully teased in the video.
"I have a new concept. I’ll tell you all about it later ... all the little secrets. Bisou!”