Jean Paul Gaultier SS1998 Bedouin Silk Bomber Jacket

Jean Paul Gaultier SS1998 Bedouin Silk 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 elaborately printed, full-silk bomber depicts a Bedouin family from decades past. Highly detailed tops with nods to historical epochs and artworks were not uncommon within Gaultier’s ‘90s and early 2000s output, and when hailing from the Maille line were typically paired with luxurious fabrics. The delicate silk body is slightly sheer, allowing the layer beneath to show through.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws. 

Tagged size: M

Shoulder: 19in

Pit to pit: 22in

Length: 24in

Sleeve: 25in

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