Julien Dossena will be the fifth guest designer to present a couture collection for Jean Paul Gaultier.
Puig, which owns both Gaultier and Paco Rabanne, where Dossenna has been creative director for a decade, has for the first time “poached” from its own ranks.
Gaultier told Vogue,
what stands out about Julien is his personality. He is brilliant, generous, creative.”
For Dossena, who follows Haider Ackermann, Olivier Rousteing, Glenn Martens, and Chitose Abe as guest designer, the Gaultier collaboration brings a couture debut and a full circle dream come true. Dossena told Vogue,
Jean Paul was a hero of my childhood.
I think he’s the first designer I saw on TV—because he’s popular everywhere, but especially in France—explaining his métier in a way I understood, given that I grew up in a small town and my family is not at all in fashion.
That was the first time I realized that being a designer, a couturier, designing clothes was a profession. That really gave me the first inkling of what I wanted to do, without knowing exactly what form it might take.
So he’s very fundamental for me, and I think I’m in good company because for my generation he’s someone who mattered a lot, and still does, in the way we see things.
We are happy to announce Paco Rabanne’s Julien Dossena will be the guest designer for the next Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture collection in July 2023.— Jean Paul Gaultier (@JPGaultier) March 27, 2023
A merging of Jean Paul Gaultier and Paco Rabanne’s creative DNA.
Welcome to the Family dear Julien Dossena ! pic.twitter.com/b2SRjYdZBl