Fashion Week

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Best Bits

Jean Paul Gaultier today showed his last ever ready-to-wear collection at Paris Fashion Week, in typically flamboyant fashion with a beauty pageant-themed show.

Shutting his RTW business to concentrate on couture and fragrance, fashion's finest showman made sure his send off after almost 40 years as a Fashion Week staple was a spectacular one.

See the pictures from the 62-year-old's last show and iconic catwalk moments from his long-spanning career, including the moment megastar Madonna took to the runway in little more than a pair of trousers for the designer and 90s supers Naomi, Kate and Christy joined the JPG runway army.

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    Karlie Kloss channels early-years Cindy Crawford.

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    Joan Smalls is pure 80s glam.

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    Like a modern day Alexis Carrington.

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    This is no ordinary catwalk show.

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    Murder on the runway?

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    Rossy De Palma having a moment.

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    Wow. Wrestlemania.

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    Loco Logo.

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    Very 60s bouffants from these runway dancers.

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    The man of the moment.

  • 2014

    An Amy Winehouse tribute at JPG's SS14 collection.

  • 2012

    Boy George in his Culture Club days was the muse.

  • 2011

    Old Hollywood glamour with a tough edge.

  • 2010

    Dita Von Teese walks in a painful-looking creation.

  • 2010

    Later that year a delighted Beth Ditto took to the JPG runway.

  • 2008

    Models don't do this very often on the runway.

  • 2009

    The alien bride look.

  • 2007

    Yes, this was the year that France banned smoking in public places.

  • 2005

    A fresh-faced Lily Cole wears her giant bow well.

  • 2004

    More nicotine-focused runway rebellion.

  • 2003

    All eyes are on a not-so blushing bridal dress ,odelled by Dewi Driegen.

  • 2002

    Naomi Campbell grins and doesn't bare it in the designer's high-waist skirt and beret combo in 2002.

  • 2002

    In her modelling days, France's former first lady Carla Bruni managed to walk down the runway in this vision-obscuring JPG creation.

  • 2001

    Stella Tennant looking like a kind of couture secret agent.

  • 2000

    Paper doll dresses didn't catch on.

  • 1998

    Queen Elizabeth I and her magnificent hair were clearly an inspiration.

  • 1997

    Ah yes, the year of the parrot.

  • 1995

    Kate Moss - pulling off those braids.

  • 1993

    This model looks like a female Gaultier.

  • 1993

    Christy Turlington's not your quintessential Gaultier girl but she looks like she's enjoying her moment back in 1993.

  • 1992

    Madonna shows the models how it's done.

  • 1991

    Clothes for a bad face and hair day.

  • 1989

    A nun's habit with cutaway costume underneath secured Gaultier's show a spot on the front page.

  • 1987

    Oh. So. 80s.

  • 1979

    His clothes really are made for showing off.