Jean Paul Gaultier SS2001 Satan Bag

Jean Paul Gaultier SS2001 Satan Bag

500.00

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.

Never one to shy away from controversy, Gaultier courted with open arms subcultures which huddled in the fringes of society. Though to a present-day audience the severe visuals and content of heavy metal bands seems more theatrical than menacing, it can’t be discounted how much cultural animosity was aimed towards them in the 90s, culminating in the onus leveled upon Marilyn Manson for the Columbine shootings.  Here Gaultier reinvents his namesake in a severe font atop a satanic figure. The feeling is accentuated with piercing-like rings, which hang from the top of the bag.

Condition: 8.5/10. Some signs of wear.

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