#COLLECTIONS Jean Paul Gaultier AW 1997 “Fight Racism”

  • gaultier fight racism pants

In this collection, the french designer launched a graphic prints series in a newspaper effect that advocate the fight against racism. At close sight, you can appreciate young anti-fascists with a very strong skinhead aesthetic, wearing clothes with the message “Fight against racism”, including anarchist and hippy symbolism.

Jean Paul is known as the “enfant terrible”, which refers to a person whose behavior or ideas are uncommon or out of the ordinary. He is a designer who has always been distinguished by a strong activist attitude in his work.

He was the first designer to look for models that represented women from different sizes, races and ages. Also, he has eliminated the use of fur in his collections and has made big amount of donations to organizations that fight against AIDS and collaborated with foundations in his shows and important charity projects with the same purpose. All this was after the death of his business and sentimental partner, Francis Menuge by that illness.

Written by Adrián Lorca