jean paul gaultier equator fw1986/87 'french gigolo' pullover
nicknamed the ‘enfant terrible’, the jean paul gaultier aw86 collection was a memorable show that fed into the designer’s cultural defying and gender bending moniker. the collection referenced the russian constructivist movement, in light of the impending downfall of the USSR. aggressive and bold typography were some of the key tools that jean paul gaultier mimicked, plastering russian typography and photomontages on the garments. the alternating geometric and linear shapes added structure to the garments, shaping and framing the symbols into a harmonious blend.
this piece in particular features russian typography on the chest, accompanied by a printed graphic of a boy in a bicycle on the front. letters protrude from the fabric to create a bump effect. the alternative beige and green panels contrasts with the black sweater arm and neck.
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