Jean Paul Gaultier Jesus & Mary Tattoo Tank Top

Jean Paul Gaultier Jesus & Mary Tattoo Tank Top


With no formal fashion education to boast of, Jean Paul Gaultier established himself in the 70s and 80s as the “enfant terrible" of French fashion. His irreverent style left nothing sacred, dancing over the standard guard rails of high-fashion — he played with gender roles, adorning men in skirts decades before others opted to, and allowed plus sized women and older men to grace his runways. His talent was undeniable, though his utilization of such gifts made him a fiercely divisive designer. While often ripped by the French press, he gained the hearts of numerous subversive, forward-thinking icons, including Madonna and Marilyn Manson, both whom he conceptualized tour wardrobes for.

Gaultier has never shied away from the invocation of religious imagery. Here he displays Jesus, Mary, and the last supper alongside classic american tattoo style visuals that range from grotesque punctured organs, to sweet turns of phrase like “don’t gamble with love.” It’s a sterling example of the tattoo-influenced work he repeatedly channeled during the ‘90s.

Condition: 8/10. Small stain around the collar. 

Tagged size: 48

Shoulder: 14in

Pit to pit: 18.5in

Length: 23.5in

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