Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Learn about the life, success and style of French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.
Tags:Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Designer Profile,fashion designers,fashion ideas,fashion memoir,french fashion designers,gaultier design,jean paul gaultier,Story of Fashion Designer Jean Paul Gaultier
Grab video code:
Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Designer Profile
Known as the bad boy of French fashion, Jean Paul Gaultier’s fresh take on fashion has made him one of the most renowned designers of today. His collections have been inspired by a collection of culture and though extraordinary and lively. However his haute couture collection is very glamorous and formal.
Surprisingly, Gaultier never received any formal training as a designer. Been off to sending sketches to famous high fashion designers, Gaultier in 1970 was hired by Pierre Cardin who was impressed with his work.
By 1976, he had released his own individual collection. By the late 80s, he had designed a lower price line into the youth market called Junior Gaultier later replaced by JPG by Gaultier.
As time and taste changed, Gaultier followed the trends with his ready-to-wear collection and he’s now known to master the look of chiffon gowns, trench coats and pantsuits. His 1996 collection shown in Berlin was made of backless dresses, revealing corsets and waistline suits.
He had created a selection of fashion wear especially geared for showing in the German capital which he described as an inspiration to him because it was so roan and creative. These creations were about seduction.
He topped off his 1998 Spring/Summer Haute Couture Collection with a wry look at the historical revival sweeping the catwalk with costumes inspired by the 18th century and tawaret people suits. Gaultier mixed to Versi with Sahara.
A slim midnight transfer suits came with detachable bustles that served as a pocket book while a coat printed with sepia photographs of dessert dwellers came over a full length to a little dancing skirt paired with the right blouse and tie. But the real clothes were there as well.
Leather jumpsuits and black claipped sheets with hoop skirts to take off, a silk dress of tiny black beads or a black veiled top hat that fastened at the back like bodices of lore.
The wedding dress showed Gaultier to be as versatile designer as anew. Helping Gaultier’s rise to fame has been his involvement in designing costumes for films and outfits for some of the biggest names in entertainment.
He co-designed with Leviâ€™s Madonna’s full length, V-necked clack silk and drak gray great toulle ensemble worn to the 1997 Academy Awards. And as we all know, Madonna was the preeminent pop star of her generation who stayed a step ahead of trends while add a new shock value to keep herself in the news and Gaultier helped her along by designing the infamous and legendary cone bra worn during her blond ambition tour.
Tribal patterns borrowed from Amari took center stage in his 1999 collection with colorful outfits and shirts in tribal patterns. As a result of his success, Gaultier was hired by Hermès, the French leather goods company known for their equestrian background and expensive handbags.
For his 2004 Hermes Collection, Gaultier took his inspiration for color from the skins of horses. Palomino, sorrel, chestnut and black were all prevalent throughout the fabrics. The range was comprehensive from the fantastic pants to jumpers, long and knee-length skirts and even dresses in rich shades were inspired by the traditional Hermès scarf.
Gaultier also created many of the gowns that are seen on the red carpet today such as the white gold gown worn by actress Marion Cotillard. Its scalloped edges made the Raiden actress resemble a modern day mermaid.
He also designed the sheer and delicate black gown Nicole Kidman wore when she received her best actress Oscar in 2003. Gaultier’s outfits aren’t for everyone however, thanks to his skill and sophistication, his clothes are interesting, beautiful and wearable.