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Jean Paul Gaultier: All the iconic looks as designer bows out after 50 years

Famous as the “bad boy” of fashion and the man who designed Madonna’s cone bra corset for her 1990 Blonde Ambition tour, Jean Paul Gaultier has dressed hundreds of stars over the years.

On Wednesday night, showbiz friends and fans turned out for his final show marking his 50th anniversary in the industry, which he announced just last week would be his finale.

Sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid were among the models who walked the catwalk at the swansong celebration in Paris.

Image: Gigi Hadid and her sister Bella (below) were among the models to walk in Gaultier’s final show in Paris

Having also designed costumes for films and co-presented cult television show Eurotrash, Gaultier has long been known for pushing boundaries in fashion, and blurring the lines between men’s and women’s clothing.

As he bows out after 50 years, here’s a round-up of some of his most iconic looks and famous muses.

Linda Evangelista accessorises with a crop for Gaultier’s Hermes collection at Paris Fashion Week in 2004 Marion Cotillard became a stylish mermaid for the Oscars in 2008 – where she won the best actress gong for La Vie En Rose Kylie Minogue donned a white Grecian gown to sing a comedy version of Can’t Get You Out Of My Head at the Brits in 2009 Burlesque star Dita Von Teese was a regular on the Gaultier catwalk Rihanna wowed in white lace and silver sparkle at the NRJ Music Awards 2010 in Cannes Singer Fergie commanded attention in orange sheer lace at the Grammys in 2012 Kim Kardashian went for show-stopping but practical – note the pockets! – at the Grammys 2015 This ethereal mint look was created for actress and YouTube star Madelaine Petsch for the Met Gala in 2019 One of the original supermodels, Helena Christensen walks in the autumn/winter show in 1995… … and Kate Moss was on the runway for the same show Drag queen and Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst walked the Gaultier catwalk in 2014 Supermodel Naomi Campbell appeared alongside the man himself in 2015 And finally, Madonna’s famous cone bra… … which went on to inspire her future looks, including this one for her MDNA 2012 shows var sts = document.createElement(“script”); sts.type = “text/javascript”; sts.src = “”; document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0].appendChild(sts);


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