Jean Paul Gaultier
Spring/Summer 2016 | Autumn/Winter 2016
Jean Paul Gaultier is a man of contradictions. As the designer that took the couture scene by storm through his infamous, provocative looks on the likes of Madonna, he can trace his mastery and skill sets to his time at legendary French classic couturier Pierre Cardin. From the beginning of his career, Jean Paul Gaultier wanted to show that beauty comes in many forms and that even the simplest item, like a tin can—first a bracelet and later the packaging for his hugely successful perfume—can be transformed into a stunning, coveted object.
"SWAROVSKI MAKES LIFE AND FASHION SPARKLE. EVEN THE MOST COMPLICATED CRYSTAL DESIGNS ARE NO SECRET FOR THEM"
— Jean Paul Gaultier
A personal homage to the power of opposites, Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection for Atelier Swarovski, Reverse, plays with the concept of ‘perfect imperfection’ in a series of asymmetric styles using the new Kaputt crystal. Several pieces can be reversed, switched by the wearer according to mood. Hand finished in Italy, the glamorous twelve-piece collection that explores the creative potential of crystal in daring styles plated in 24 carat gold. Due to popular demand, Gaultier re-launched Reverse for Autumn/Winter 2016, featuring collection favorites plated in a sleek ruthenium.