Jean Paul Gaultiers ability to reinterpret pop cultural imagery into iconic prints has resulted in a cult-like following. When it comes to his legendary use of printed mesh, this is especially evident.First introduced in the form of tribal tattoo designs in his SS1994 collection, Gaultiers mesh has recently become the subject of much broader appreciation. This is largely due to an influx of celebrities adorning the famed pieces, as well as a recent collaboration with American streetwear giant, Supreme. This particular mesh top hails from his Gaultier Jeans lines SS1999 collection. On both front and back, it features a large print of the early Greek marble sculpture Venus de Milo c. 100BC wearing denim shorts, with Gaultiers signature dragon tattooed across her body. Various religious iconography columns down the left side, while Gaultier Jeans is written in both a stylised English and Japanese. This complex amalgamation of cultural imagery, combined with Gaultiers distinct aesthetic and interesting choice of materials, prove this to be an excellent example of his worldly oeuvre, which Vogue described as a... Startling vision of cross-cultural harmony. The colourful body is contrasted by black wool sleeves. Gaultiers mesh is lightweight and extremely stretchy, designed to cling to the wearer like a second skin.
In like new condition, with only some very minor pilling on the sleeves. Womens S-M or a Mens XS-S. Designed to cling to the body like a second skin. Extremely rare - the only one of it's kind online.
We specialise in men's and women's archival designer fashion from leading 20th and 21st century designers including the likes of Comme des Garçons; Yohji Yamamoto; Issey Miyake; Martin Margiela; Raf Simons; Helmut Lang and many more. The item "Jean Paul Gaultier Archive SS1999 Venus de Milo Unisex Mesh Top Rare" is in sale since Monday, February 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women\Women's Clothing\Tops". The seller is "qurated" and is located in Woollahra, NSW.This item can be shipped worldwide.