PARIS — Jean Paul Gaultier is taking his last bow.
The 67-year-old French fashion designer posted a message on Twitter announcing that his next couture show, scheduled for Jan. 22, would be his last.
“This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be my last. But rest assured Haute Couture will continue with a new concept,” tweeted the designer.
This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be my last. But rest assured Haute Couture will continue with a new concept. pic.twitter.com/PJCC53K4tm
— Jean Paul Gaultier (@JPGaultier) January 17, 2020
The designer added a video to his tweet, in which he is seen chatting on the phone in French.
“I invite you to celebrate my 50 years in fashion at the Théâtre du Châtelet,” says Gaultier. “It’s going to be quite a party with many of my friends, and we’re going to have fun until very, very late.”
“It will be my last Gaultier Paris show,” he continues. “Be there! You can’t miss this.”
He adds that despite no longer showing, “Gaultier Paris will go on.”
“The Haute Couture continues! I have a new concept, I’ll tell you about it later… All the little secrets. To be continued!”
In 2014, the designer already scaled back his