Jean Paul Gaultier for Roche Bobois

As part of his large collection for Roche Bobois, Jean Paul Gaultier has funked up a traditional Louis XVI style chair, introduced an armchair on wheels and added his signature stripes and imagery to cushions, throw pillows and sofas. Read more

Highlights, Hair and Head Wear – Best of Jean Paul Gaultier 2015 Spring Summer Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier 2015 Spring Summer Couture

The Spring /Summer 2015 Couture collection from Jean Paul Gaultier was more than just some fabulous asymmetrical fashions and wild wedding gowns prancing down the catwalk. The designer brought out the drama, the legends (Naomi Campbell was one of a few “mature’ models used in his show), imaginative head wear and hairstyling. Here’s a look at the best. Read more

16 Designers Customize Eastpak Backpacks To Be Auctioned For Charity

Eastpak-Artist-Studio-2014-Auction

These 16 one-of-a-kind backpacks have been designed by today’s hottest fashion designers and artists from all over the world. Every year, the Eastpak Artist Studio brings together some of the world’s most talented and creative minds to lend their interpretation to the iconic Eastpak Padded Pak’r® and then auction the unique backpacks off for charity. Read more

Artists, Fashion Designers and Jewelers Create Custom Dolls For Charity: Frimousses Designers for Darfur.

For the tenth year, UNICEF France’s Frimousses Creators bring together the greatest designers, artists and jewelers who put their talent toward helping UNICEF and children worldwide by creating one of a kind dolls that are auctioned with the proceeds going toward vaccinating children in Darfur.

The unique dolls (or in some cases, artworks inspired by dolls) were created by such well-known names and fashion houses as Prada, CHANEL, Gaultier, Gucci, Missoni, Issey Miyake, Olivia Putnam, Philip Pasqua, Mathieu Lehanneur, Dolce and Gabbana and many more. The pieces range from couture dressed Barbies to lithographs, knit dolls to robotic sculptures. To show the path of hope and gather people to believe in tomorrow, this year’s theme was “Yes Future!” for which dynamic, lively, modern dolls and art works are the ambassadors of hope and carry the colors of life.

Here’s a look at many of the other dolls from the project.
Anne Fontaine:

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada:

Ara Starck:

Agnes b.:

CHANEL:

Chantal Thomas:

Chloe:

Christian Dior:

Dolce and Gabbana:

Elie Saab:

François Clerc:

Frimousse de Coeur:

Gucci:

Issey Miyake:

Jay Ahr:

Jean-Paul Gaultier:

Jerome l’Huillier:

Jean Claude Jitrois:

Lorenz Baumer:

Mac Chaoul:

Mathieu Lehanneur:

Missoni:

Nicolas Saint Gregoire:

Olivia Putnam:

Prada:

Rallye des Princesses:

Valerie Attinelli:

Vincent Darre:

Yulia Yanina:

See all the dolls here.

What Went for The Most Money:
The Artcurial auction, which took place on December 3rd, 2012 at Petit Palais, raised $251,942. The top five pieces which garnered the most money for the cause were:

Lot 17. Carlos CRUZ-DIEZ Couleur Additive Denise B 6/8 2007, sold for $23,613:

Lot 16. DICE KAYEK Poupée Trésor « Lumière » June 2012 // Paris, sold for $16,557:

Lot 21. Claudine DRAI – Galerie de Noirmont, Untitled, August 2012, sold for $8,915:

Lot 5. Philippe PASQUA, Aora 2011 sold for $8,278:

Lot 71. TORRENTE Shina June, 2012 // Paris, sold for $7,642:

The individual results of each lot in the auction can be found here.

In ten years, the auctions of Frimousses Designers have raised over $ 1.5 million, allowing the fund UNICEF vaccination campaigns and saving hundreds of thousands of children.

For this 10th anniversary, UNICEF hopes to ensure the children of Darfur right to be healthy and to grow and thrive, protected from diseases such as measles.

If you want to support the actions of UNICEF for children in Darfur, you can send your donations by check *:

Frimousses Designers for Darfur
UNICEF France
3 rue Duguay Trouin
75006 Paris

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jean paul gaultier 2013 collection

As the latest Ready-to-Wear collection by fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier walked down the runway during Paris Fashion Week, some might have felt they were tuning into MTV circa 1984. Read more

Ho Ho Haute Christmas Trees. The 16th Les Sapins de Noel des Createurs (all the trees).

16th Les Sapins de Noel des Createurs
above: Louis Vuitton’s Christmas Tree for the 16th Les Sapin de Noel des Createurs

The 16th Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs, an exhibition of Christmas Trees designed by top French Fashion Designers, Architects, Photographers, Interior Designers and other creative personalities, just took place at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris. Read more

A Little Cancan, A Little Punk, A Lotta Gaultier – The 2011 Haute Couture Gowns [UPDATED]

Jean Paul Gaultier 2011 Haute Couture
above: The show included a performance by Cabaret dancer Psykko Tico in a white tulle-covered bustier dress lined with photo-printed legs.

The hair was punk, the look was “ooh la la” and one of the beautiful models walking down the runway was actually male. As Sid Vicious’s version of “My Way” played, Jean Paul Gaultier introduced his Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture Collection to Paris last week and the general consensus is a resounding leg kick. Read more

Little Black Dresses CRYSTALLIZED by 22 Designers for Charity.

One year ago, CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements commissioned 22 of fashion’s leading designers and most promising talents to create one very special black dress each (all shown later in this post). Read more