The Unexpected Jean Paul Gaultier x Supreme SS19 Collaboration is Here and it all Makes Sense

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This season is all about collaborations for Supreme. Just a few days after dropping a T-shirt collection in collaboration with several artists and famous names such as Ghost Rider, the New York brand just dropped their Spring/Summer 2019 collaborative collection with the eponymous French label Jean Paul Gaultier on April 11. It is available online, in NY, Brooklyn, LA, London and Paris stores and will be released in Japanese Supreme stores on April 13. 

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Gaultier has a particular reticence towards what he calls “conventional clothing” and hasn’t produce ready-to-wear clothes since 2014, so when Supreme revealed their future collaboration on April 8, it was a big surprise for the fashion industry at first. However, it all made sense soon after since Supreme is known for endorsing designers that dare to be bold and different and Jean Paul Gaultier is a perfect match for that. In fact, just like Supreme, the legendary French designer has always had the reputation of being a disruptor, and collaborating with him is a perfect way to make the new generation discover it for themselves. 

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The designer’s career was initiated by his admiration for streetwear, and the very influential Gaultier is, to this day, known for launching modern street style. Along the years, Pop-culture has always been a very important part of his brand, and he worked with several artists such as singer and superstar Madonna for her “Blond Ambition”  world tour. Madonna has since been a friend and fan of the French Designer so it’s no surprise that her daughter, Lourdes Leon, stars in the Jean Paul Gaultier x Supreme SS19 campaign.

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The Jean Paul Gaultier x Supreme SS19 collection consists of 17 pieces that include T-shirts, trousers, outwear, accessories and the a new design of Le Male fragrance and showcases Gaultier’s smart use of tailored haute couture in street style.