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You see me, I wanted to be fashion designer. I became fashion designer. So I think that everything is possible. ---->>>

I would like to say to people, open your eyes and find beauty where you normally don't expect it.

I would like to say to people, open your eyes and find beauty where you normally don't expect it.

It is beautiful to be what you are. ---->>>

People are fed up with something when it becomes more and more popular. ---->>>

People are so codified - it's sad.

People are so codified - it's sad.

My eccentricity became direction. ---->>>

Fashion is about what you look like, which translates to what you would like to be like. ---->>>

I don't like dreams or reality. I like when dreams become reality because that is my life.

I don't like dreams or reality. I like when dreams become reality because that is my life.

I have loved corsets since I was small. When I was a child, my grandmother took me to an exhibition, and they had a corset on display. I loved the flesh color, the salmon satin, the lace. ---->>>

I've always felt more at home in the UK than in France. ---->>>

I take life as it happens. And I give myself a lot of freedom.

I take life as it happens. And I give myself a lot of freedom.

Clothes are expensive. You have to buy them, and to buy them, you have to believe in them. ---->>>

Fashion is not art. Never. ---->>>

Always my collections are made of different influences. ---->>>

Doing fashion drawings was the only way I had to express myself when I was a teenager. ---->>>

I am very lucky because I am realizing my childhood dreams, and after presenting my shows it's like a party. ---->>>

I start each collection thinking how I can refresh my classics. ---->>>

I was lucky to have parents who loved me. ---->>>

I'm still astounded by some people's reaction to things I consider quite normal. ---->>>

My best experiences with movies have come when I didn't know what to see. ---->>>

People think that everyone wears black in France; in fact they all wear grey. ---->>>

I could say that making clothes is my way of communicating, because I was always so shy. ---->>>

When people have good energy I feel it. And generally I feel that people do like me. And that makes me very happy. ---->>>

The great thing about American women is their energy and the way they love to dress. French women don't really dress; they are too conservative, as it's always a question of money. In America, women are powerful and strong, determined. If they want to be an object, they choose to be in control. ---->>>

In France, history is paralyzing. ---->>>

I don't know exactly what is my impact, but I can say I am doing fashion my own way. ---->>>

I was fascinated by movies from age 12. ---->>>

There are some people who say and do terrible things and they are not even punished for it. ---->>>

When I do my collection, it is in a way my own story. ---->>>

If it's too fashiony, it's not interesting to me. ---->>>

Sometimes I have chosen to see films just by their posters. ---->>>

When I started in fashion, I had already adopted the sailor-striped sweater as my uniform; that way, I wouldn't have to drive myself crazy trying to figure out what to wear. ---->>>

My clothes have always been expensive. Even though I have had a few lower-priced lines over the years, little by little everything I do tends toward the luxury market. ---->>>

The shock of the way I mix patterns and fabrics can be disconcerting, but what I am trying to do is provoke new ideas about how pieces can be put together in different ways. I think this is a more modern way to wear clothes that in themselves are fairly classic. ---->>>

I know what I am able and not able to do. Fashion? OK. Fashion... clothes in theatre, in an opera, in a concert - all that I love. To make a movie myself... no! ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: 04-24, 1952
Birthplace: Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, France
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Occupation: Designer

Jean-Paul Gaultier (French: [ʒɑ̃ pɔl ɡotje]; born 24 April 1952 in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, France) is a French haute couture and prêt-à-porter fashion designer. Gaultier was the creative director of Hermès from 2003 to 2010. Gaultier co-presented the television series Eurotrash with Antoine de Caunes (wikipedia)