Jean-Paul Gaultier.

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.


Alex said...

Hi, I'm in wonder how much majors or subjects you are studying at your university. Any tips on how your able to study all these fields at the same time, or not? I'm a recent under-grad, I have a B.A in English and I'm possilby interested in Philosophy. But, It has taken me 2 years to get my English degree. Do you advise that I stay longer at my college? WHat has philosophy given you? Is it worth the study?

Orsolya Ott said...

the thing is that what I study is a bit special, I believe in English it is called liberal arts. However, in Hungary, this means that students study communication&media, film, aesthetics, philosophy and aethics and then they choose which one they want as a major. We can also choose a minor, it can be something from above or something completely different - in my case this is Spanish.
This has advantages (your intelligence level grows because you study many, many things) and disadvantages (it's hard to find a job since it's nothing specific - it's like a bit of this, a bit of that).
As for philosophy, I think it is worth the study but only if you already have a degree in something you can actually get a job with. In the job market, philosophy is completely useless, regardless to how interesting it is.

All the best! :)

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