Jean Paul Gaultier SS1998 Marilyn Manson Shirt

Jean Paul Gaultier SS1998 Marilyn Manson 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.

One of the most fiercely divisive figure of the late-90s, Marilyn Manson was designated as a totem of the perceived moral rot of the millennial generation, both in their attitudes towards violence and vice. Unsurprisingly, he was a close conceptual partner of Jean Paul Gaultier, who served as the creative force behind some of his most iconic tour outfits. This shirt was released about a year before the Columbine massacre, for which the onus was notoriously placed on Manson by U.S. right wing radio and television personalities. It features Manson ironically portrayed in a Saint-like pose, which satirically clashed with his often gleefully sacrilegious public image.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws. 

Tagged size: 48

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