Jean-Paul Gaultier is sitting at the kitchen table at his office in Paris, halfway through a rant about the craven relationship between fashion designers and Hollywood actresses.
“Can you believe some people now pay them to wear zee clothes for zee red carpet, it is absolutely hallucinating!”
Hallucinating? But before I have time to ask what he means, his personal chef plonks down a divine-looking creation of citrus fruit and sponge cake in front of him. Gaultier’s eyes flicker, momentarily torn between his ideals and his pudding. The pudding wins. “Oh, zis cake,” he shudders with pleasure, “it’s like the art of a nun.”
How Gaultier’s runways are produced? Jean Paul’s fashion show backstage. Jeans design for Levi’s brend, Spring/Summer 2010.