Jean Paul Gaultier AW1997 Mayakovsky Bomber Jacket

Jean Paul Gaultier AW1997 Mayakovsky Bomber Jacket


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 glossy bomber depicts Russian artist and leading member of the Futurist movement, Vladamir Mayakovsky, layered within a camo print. The bulk of Mayakovsky's work was produced during the pre-revolution period of the late 1910s and 1920s, and it’s notable that this epoch in Russian history also inspired perhaps Gaultier's most legendary season, AW1986, which was guided by the artists of the Russian Constructivist art movement, contemporaries of Mayakovsky. The bomber can optionally be turned inside out and worn as a traditional black-cuffed bomber.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws. 

Tagged size: No tagged size, fits like an M. See measurements for reference.

Shoulder: 20.5in

Pit to pit: 25in

Length: 25in

Sleeve: 26in 

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