Creative partners Swarovski and Jean Paul Gaultier collaborated on the fashion legend’s final 50th-anniversary show, which showcased Swarovski crystal-embellished runway looks alongside a new Atelier Swarovski x Jean Paul Gaultier jewelry collection for Autumn Winter 2020.
Jean-Paul Gaultier’s 50th-anniversary show – his final runway collection – featured 700,000 crystals provided by longstanding collaborator Swarovski. Sew-on stones, pendants, beads, crystal transfers and crystal pearls appeared across his haute couture creations: 18 key looks and 25 accessories worn by models and celebrities including Joan Smalls, Dita Von Teese, Erin O’Connor, Yasmin Le Bon, Rossy de Palma, Jade Parfitt, Cristina Cordula, Amanda Lear and Iris Mittenaere.
The show also included a preview of the designer’s iconic new Autumn Winter 2020 jewelry collection, Atelier Swarovski x Jean Paul Gaultier. Inspired by a 90s street punk influences, models wore layered pieces including earrings, hoops, necklaces and rings, which featured Swarovski crystal cuts designed to emulate vintage mirrors.
Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board and Creative Director of Atelier Swarovski, commented: “We are delighted to partner with fashion icon, Jean Paul Gaultier, on the occasion of his 50th-anniversary haute couture show and stunning new jewelry collection. Over the last two decades, Jean Paul has been a cherished and inspirational collaborator for us in fashion, accessories and jewelry, and we are thrilled to add extra embellishment to this celebration of his incredible creative talent.”
“Swarovski has accompanied me since my beginnings even when I could afford only a few crystals and I am happy that we can present our newcollaboration at my last Gaultier PARIS show,” added Jean-Paul Gaultier.