Jean Paul Gaultier SS1999 Japanese Tattoo Top

Jean Paul Gaultier SS1999 Japanese Tattoo Top


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 ultra-fine top is made with a slightly sheer, silk-like fabric, and features an intricate depiction of traditional Japanese imagery, including Mount Fuji. It does not feature the synthetic fabric blend that allows some tattoo tops to stick tightly to the user, but rather lightly drapes.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws.

Tagged size: 48

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