Jean Paul Gaultier "Marlene Dietrich" Long Sleeve Shirt

Jean Paul Gaultier "Marlene Dietrich" Long Sleeve Shirt


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.

This top features heavily stylized imagery of legendary German actress and singer, Marlene Dietrich. Known for her striking looks, which propelled her to be among the highest paid performers of her time, Dietrich distanced herself from her contemporary glamour idols with a penchant for gender-neutral stylings, including her famous tuxedos, which to this day remain the lasting visuals of her. It’s natural that Gaultier would have been drawn to a figure who so seamlessly blended feminine beauty and androgyny, and it’s easy to draw parallels between Dietrich and Gaultier’s most famous muse, Madonna, whom memorably donned tuxedos and double-breasted suits on multiple occasions. As with many tops from the Maille Homme line, this shirt is made with a delicate, silk-like fabric that clings lightly to the wearer.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws. 

Tagged size: XL

Shoulder: 19in

Pit to pit: 20.5in

Length: 27.5in

Sleeve: 27.5in

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