Gaultier was born in 1952 in a Paris suburb. He started his career in 1970 on the day of his 18th birthday with Pierre Cardin.
After working at Esterel, Patou and again at Cardin, Gaultier decided to start his own fashion house. He staged his first show in Paris in 1976.
Critical and commercial success followed quickly, and by the early 1980s he was one of the most talked-about young designers.
His menswear line launched in 1984 with the ‘Male Object’ collection, and in 1997 Gaultier realised his dream of starting an haute couture line: Gaultier Paris.
Throughout his career Gaultier has worked in dance, music and the cinema. His costumes for Madonna’s Blond Ambition tour have left an indelible imprint on popular culture.
Anita Rani is an RTS Award-winning presenter, one of the lead presenters on BBC1’s Countryfile and part of The One Show team.
Having wowed the audience of Strictly Come Dancing 2015 (making the semi-finals) with her hard work and total fearlessness, Rani returned to the dancefloor as host of the Strictly Live Tour in early 2017.
This talk may include similar content to Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show, which is recommended for ages 18+ as it contains some scenes involving nudity and sexual references.
This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) and Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).