In this post I will not tell you about Jean-Paul Gaultier's "usual" collections, instead I will write a few words about his work as a costume designer.
His most famous job was without a question Luc Besson's Fifth Element with the futuristic outfits and especially Milla Jovovich's bare "dress".
The first remarkable film he worked in was Peter Greenaway's brilliant (and at the time scandalous) The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover with Helen Mirren and Michael Gambon. This movie's most famous outfit was the one that can be seen on the poster of the film:
A few after this came the City of Lost Children, with some "whimsically scary" costumes:
His latest project was Pedro Almodóvar's La Mala Educación (Bad Education) where - amongst others - Gaultier created the look of the transexual characters:
In brief we can say that Jean-Paul Gaultier is not afraid of the future and challenge when it comes to fashion and last but not least he always chooses to collaborate with directors who most of the time create unforgettable pieces that with the help of Gaultier's genious remain in the memory of everyone.