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New Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Junior 58 0072 Small Round Leon Japan Sunglasses
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Junior 58 0072 XS Small frame in tortoise pattern. Flat lenses for aa complete JPG look. The same model worn by Jean Reno in Luc Besson's, Leon The Pr...
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1990s Sunglasses

New Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Junior 58 0072 Small Round Leon Japan Sunglasses
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Junior 58 0072 XS Small frame in amber tortoise pattern. Flat lenses for aa complete JPG look. The same model worn by Jean Reno in Luc Besson's, Leon ...
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1990s Sunglasses

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Crowned Skull and Eagle Print Pants Trousers
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage black pants trousers featuring an opulent crowned skulls and eagles print design. These trousers feature : - Black background with multicolored designs th...
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20th Century Pants

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Bust Stained Oval Sunglasses
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Bust Stained Oval Sunglasses Measurements: Eye Size: 1.65 inches (4.2 cm) Horizontal Width: 5.31 inches (13.5 cm) Temples: 5.31 inches (13.5 cm) Features...
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20th Century Sunglasses

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Tuxedo Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage rare and iconic black tuxedo dress. This dress features : - Black satin lapels. - Zippered back with hook closure. - Two buttons at the center front. - Sa...
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20th Century Day Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Tailcoat Varsity Jacket
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage rare burgundy red long tail back cropped varsity/college jacket. This jacket features : - Burgundy red front and back. - Ribbed trimming at the collar, he...
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20th Century Jackets

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Alphabet Print Jacket Size S
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage alphabet print jacket. This jacket features : - Opulent all-over alphabet print in black and red on an off-white background. - Stretchy cotton blend. - Lo...
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20th Century Jackets

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Holy Pictures Print Shortall
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage rare shortall inspired by boxing outfits featuring a lovely holy pictures print all-over. This shortall features : - Sand beige viscose with holy pictures...
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20th Century Shorts

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Portrait Photo Print Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage portrait photo print dress. This dress features : - Lightweight voile fabric featuring a multicolored retro portait photo pring with JEAN PAUL GAULTIER si...
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20th Century Day Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Navy Blue Nautical Blazer
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage navy blue nautical blazer. This blazer features : - Double-breasted. - Front buttoning. - Long sleeves. - Two pockets. - JUNIOR GAULTIER patch on breast. ...
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20th Century Jackets

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage 1990s Rare Bustier Shortall
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage rare 1990s black and green bustier shortall. This shortall features : - Black front and green back with multicolored knitted striped details. - Boned bust...
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20th Century Shorts

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Circuit Print Cyborg Top Size S
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage top featuring a multicolored circuit cyborg print all over. Zip neck. Long sleeves. Cuff snap buttoning. Label reads JPG Paris Made in Italy. Size tag r...
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20th Century T-Shirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Striped Zip-Front Utility Jumpsuit
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage rare striped zip-front utility jumpsuit. This jumsuit features : - Long sleeves with button cuffs. - Stretchy fabric. - Zip-front closure. - Two breast po...
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20th Century Jumpsuits

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Red Wool Blend Skirt Suit
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage red wool blend skirt suit. BLAZER features : - Red wool blend with black stripes on the sleeves. - Double breasted. - Lapel collar. - Red enamel buttons. ...
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20th Century Skirt Suits

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Trompe L'oeil Denim Jacket
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage denim jacket featuring an x-ray screen trompe l’œil jeans on front and back. This jacket features : - Pointed collar. - Front zip fastening. - Long sleeve...
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20th Century Jackets

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Test Card Print Top Size S
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage test card print top. Label reads JPG Paris. Made in Italy. Size tag reads : S. Please refer to measurements. Composition tag reads : 100% Cotton. Indic...
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20th Century Shirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage 1990s Sunglasses Model 56-4179
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
**** WE NO LONGER SHIP SUNGLASSES TO THE USA **** JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage 1990s sunglasses. Gold toned frames with rivets details and green resin inlaid featuring "GAULTIER" sig...
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20th Century Sunglasses

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Trompe L'oeil Ruffle Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER blue cotton ruffle skirt featuring an X-RAY screen trompe l’œil jeans on front and back. This skirt features : - Knee length. - Front buttoning. - Unlined. Label...
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20th Century Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Steampunk Sunglasses Model 56-6102
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
**** WE NO LONGER SHIP SUNGLASSES TO THE USA **** JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage steampunk sunglasses. Bronze toned frames embossed GAULTIER. Tinted lenses. Marked JEAN PAUL GAULTIER....
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20th Century Sunglasses

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Iconic Matelot Black White Sweater
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage iconic wool blend black/white matelot sweater featuring large JPG monogram on each sleeve. Turtle neck. Long sleeves. Label reads JPG JEAN'S. Inner label...
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20th Century Pullovers

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Unisex Safe Sex Vest Size M
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage rare black wool blend SAFE SEX unisex vest JPG PARIS. This is a vintage couture piece, a piece of fashion history ! This vest features : - Front zip clos...
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20th Century Vests

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Buddha Eyes Tibetan Print Top 1997
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage 1997 top featuring multicolored Buddha Eyes and Tibetan words print on a yellow background. Label reads GAULTIER JEAN'S. Size tag reads : 38. Please refe...
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20th Century Shirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Iconic Tribal Tattoo Mesh Shirt Size S
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage FUZZI sheer mesh shirt featuring a tribal tattoo print in shades of blue and white. Label reads JEAN PAUL GAULTIER MAILLE. MADE IN ITALY. Size label read...
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20th Century Shirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Junior Iconic Color Block T-Shirt Size S
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage iconic multicolored T-shirt. This T-shirt features : - Multicolored color blocks with prints all over. - Black jersey ribbed textured round neck. - Short ...
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20th Century Shirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Aboriginal Maori Tattoo Print Maxi Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage maxi dress featuring an opulent Aboriginal Maori tattoo print, deep round neckline and open sleeves. Stretchy material. Label reads GAULTIER JEAN'S. Made...
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20th Century Maxi Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Maori Print Sheer Mesh Top Size M
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage short sleeve sheer mesh top featuring a Maori print. Label reads JEAN PAUL GAULTIER MAILLE CLASSIQUE Paris. Made in Italy. Size label reads : M. Please c...
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20th Century Shirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Crowned Skull and Eagle Print Jacket
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage black jacket featuring an opulent crowned skulls and eagles print design. This jacket features : - Faux fur lining. - Two breast pockets. - GAULTIER JEAN'...
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20th Century Jackets

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Black Neoprene Multi Pocket Hooded Jacket Size S
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage black neoprene multi pocket hooded jacket. Front zipper closure. Pockets with velcro closure. Stretchy fabric. Label reads JPG JEAN'S. Collection 0002. M...
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20th Century Jackets

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Mesh Dress with Eye and Mouth Appliques Size L
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage rare black mesh dress with eye and mouth appliques featuring red and yellow embroideries ane exposed knit seams. Sheer sleeves (please note that, apart fr...
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20th Century Day Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Oriental Bath Print Mesh Tank Micro Mini Dress Size L
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage FUZZI mesh tank micro mini dress featuring a gorgeous Oriental Bath scene print. This dress is fully lined with a pink nylon bodysuit (snap button closure...
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20th Century Day Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Bi-material Striped Black Wool and Denim Pants Suit
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage bi-material striped black wool blend and denim pants suit. BLAZER features : - Black wool blend with brown stripes front. - Blue denim back. - Lapel colla...
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20th Century Trouser Pant Suits

Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Optical Illusion Tee
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
An orange tee with spirals of black dots swirling to create a visual wave of undulating rings. This striking visual illusion is vintage Jean Paul Gaultier.
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1990s T-Shirts

Yellow Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Sport Jacket
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Bright yellow jacket from vintage Jean Paul Gaultier has a hidden zippered front closure and a signature black JPG Sport logo on left breast. Side slit pockets secure contents with z...
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1980s Coats and Outerwear

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Steampunk Sunglasses
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Steampunk Sunglasses Measurements: Height: 1.69 inches (4.3 cm) Horizontal Width: 5.31 inches (13.5 cm) Arms: 5.31 inches (13.5 cm) Features: - 100% Auth...
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20th Century Sunglasses

Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Surrealist Eye Vest
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to present a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier burgundy vest featuring a surrealist-inspired eye print, photographic eye buttons, black back panel, adjustabl...
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1990s Vests

Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Star Print Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier multicolor maxi dress featuring knit striped athletic straps and trim along the sides and back center seam, grap...
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Early 2000s Maxi Dresses

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Steampunk White Sunglasses
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Steampunk White Sunglasses Measurements: Height: 1.77 inches (4.5 cm) Horizontal Width: 5.31 inches (13.5 cm) Arms: 5.20 inches (13.2 cm) Features: - 100...
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20th Century Sunglasses

Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Constellation Ensemble 2001
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier black and white ensemble featuring a maxi skirt with black crochet work at the high waist, and a matching cap sleeve v-neck matching top, both covered in a...
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Early 2000s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Fork Novelty Sunglasses
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Fork Novelty Sunglasses Measurements: Height: 1.77 inches (4.5 cm) Horizontal Width: 5.31 inches (13.5 cm) Arms: 5.62 inches (14.3 cm) Features: - 100% A...
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20th Century Sunglasses

Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Pinstripe Pleated Skirt with Embroidery
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier black and white wool pinstripe pleated mini skirt with white abstract patterned embroidery at waist. Excellent Vintage Condition. Size 40
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20th Century Skirts

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER 3 in 1 Wide Bondage Belt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER 3 in 1 Wide Bondage Belt Measurements: Height: 5.90 inches (15 cm) Wearable Length: 27.16 inches to 29.13 inches (69 cm to 74 cm) Features: - 100% Authen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Waist Belts

Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier White Cotton Ruffle Jacket
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in London, GB
Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier White Cotton Ruffle Jacket made in France. Jean Paul Gaultier disrupted the rarefied world of couture with his transgressive vision of beauty. Inspired ...
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1990s Jackets

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Fuzzy Shaggy Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Fuzzy Shaggy Dress Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust, waist and hips: Shoulder: 15.35 inches (39 cm) Sleeves: 15.15 inches (38.5 cm) Bust: ...
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20th Century Aesthetic Day Dresses

Vintage Jean-Paul Gaultier Black Bustier Bodycon Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Jean-Paul Gaultier soleil label black bustier bodycon dress. Bustier and center front is jersey mesh and with inset panels made of sheer ribbed fabric. Adjustable straps. I...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER by MIKLI Black Acetate Sunglasses
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER by MIKLI sunglasses comes in a black acetate featuring a three arm style and a oval shape. Made in France. As-Is. Good Pre-Owned Condition. Marked: GL1101...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sunglasses

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Cutout Bust Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Cutout Bust Dress Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust, waist and hips: Shoulder: 13.77 inches (35 cm) not stretched Sleeves: 5.51 inches (14 ...
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20th Century Aesthetic Day Dresses

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Neoprene Asymmetric Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Neoprene Asymmetric Dress Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust, waist and hips: Shoulder: 10.23 inches (26 cm) Bust: 16.14 inches (41 cm) Wais...
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20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Novelty Collage Print Top
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Novelty Collage Print Top Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust and waist: Shoulders: 14.17 inches (36 cm) Sleeves: 21.25 inches (54 cm) Bust:...
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20th Century T-Shirts

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Size 34 Black Jodhpurs Dress Pants
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER dress pants comes in a black material featuring a jodhpur style, belted, slit pockets, front tab, and a zip fly closure. Made in Italy. Very Good Pre-Owne...
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19th Century Pants

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Sunburst Figural Metal Link Belt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Sunburst Figural Metal Link Belt Measurements: Buckle: 2.63 inches (6.7 cm) Height: 1.69 inches (4.3 cm) Wearable Length: 29.92 inches to 31.69 inches (76...
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20th Century Waist Belts

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Figural Metal Charm Emblem Belt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Figural Metal Charm Emblem Belt Measurements: Leather Strap Height: 1.96 inches (5 cm) Charm Height: 3.15 inches (8 cm) longest Wearable Length: 25.98 inc...
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20th Century Waist Belts

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Scarab Snake Chain Necklace Belt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Scarab Snake Chain Necklace Belt Measurements: Height: 1.61 inches (4.1 cm) Wearable Length: 20.86 inches to 40.15 inches (53 cm to 102 cm) Features: - 1...
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20th Century Waist Belts

Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Bronze Metallic Jumpsuit & Cropped Jacket Ensemble
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier bronze metallic & black knit sleeveless jumpsuit with matching crop top / jacket featuring three-quarter length sleeves. The jumpsuit has a invisible zippe...
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20th Century Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Checked Fringes Denim Pants
By Jean Paul Gaultier, JPG by Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Checked Fringes Denim Pants Measurements taken laid flat please double waist and hips: Waist: 16.53 inches (42 cm) Hips: 19.68 inches (50 cm) Rise: 9.84 i...
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1990s Jeans

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Open Sided Denim Vest
By Jean Paul Gaultier, Gaultier Jeans
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Open Sided Denim Vest Measurements taken laid flat: Shoulder: 15.74 inches (40 cm) Bust: 13.38 inches (34 cm) Adjustable Waist: 15.35 inches until 20.07 i...
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1990s Vests

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Logo Studded Denim Jacket
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Logo Studded Denim Jacket Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust and waist: Shoulder: 15.74 inches (40 cm) Sleeves: 24.80 inches (63 cm) Bust: 1...
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20th Century Jackets

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Metal Pocket Denim Jacket
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Metal Pocket Denim Jacket Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust and waist: Shoulder: 22.05 inches (56 cm) Sleeves: 24 inches (61 cm) Bust: 24 i...
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20th Century Jackets

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Multi Layer Braided Leather Necklace Belt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Multi Layer Braided Leather Necklace Belt Measurements: Height: 7.08 inches (18 cm) Wearable Length: 26.37 inches to 40.15 inches (67 cm) Features: - 100...
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20th Century Waist Belts

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Size 4 Black Polyester / Cotton Skirt Suit
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER skirt suit comes in black polyester / cotton featuring a bustier top style, top stitching, silver tone hardware, back belt, and a matching a-line skirt. V...
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19th Century Skirt Suits

New Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier 56 7202 Magnetic Tortoise Japan Sunglasses
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier tortoise pattern magentic removable front. Design and produced in the 1900's a timeless and iconic piece. A true fashion statement. FRONT : 14.5 CMS ...
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1990s Sunglasses

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Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary vintage jean paul gaultier you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Brown, Beige and more options on these pages. Finding the perfect vintage jean paul gaultier may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 19th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier?

On average, a vintage jean paul gaultier on 1stDibs sells for $592, while they’re typically $135 on the low end and $22,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Jean Paul Gaultier Biography and Important Works

Endeavoring to tear down gender stereotypes and sartorial norms on the catwalk, making underwear outerwear, putting men in skirts and models of all shapes and sizes on the runway, the wildly provocative French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has created transformational clothing designs that draw on numerous influences and boldly merge haute couture with street sensibility.

An only child raised in the suburbs of Paris, Gaultier didn’t have a formal fashion education. But he loved to sketch and was drawn to clothing, citing the corsets in his maternal grandmother’s closet as having a formative impact on his creative direction. He’s said that some of his earliest fashion work was for his teddy bear, and later he would send his sketches to designers he revered, including Pierre Cardin.

Gaultier began his career in 1970 as an assistant to Cardin, who admired the sketches the 18-year-old had sent for his appraisal. After Gaultier had his first runway show in 1976, featuring unconventional statements like pairing motorcycle jackets with ballerina skirts, it didn’t take long for his star to rise. His playful but exquisitely crafted reimaginings of classic Parisian styles — the striped mariner shirt, the trench coat — soon became recurring themes of Gaultier’s eponymous house, which he founded with his life partner and business associate Francis Menuge in 1982. “He was absolutely peerless for the longest time in the late ’80s and early ’90s,” fashion editor Tim Blanks told the New York Times. This was the period of Gaultier’s most iconic designs.

In 1984, Gaultier’s “Boy Toy” collection challenged men’s fashion with striped shirts and skirts — and sold around 3,000 of them. He was hailed for spectacle-laden runway shows and superb tailoring. Gaultier began to work with Madonna during the late 1980s, and, at the pop star’s request, he designed the costumes for her 1990 “Blond Ambition” tour. Her pink corset became a cultural touchstone of the era.

Gaultier continued to expand his brand, debuting his first couture collection in 1997 and creating costumes for film and stage. He was nominated for a César Award for Best Costume Design for The City of Lost Children (1995) and then a second for Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element (1997).

From 2003 to 2010, Gaultier was the creative director for Hermès. The first international exhibition of his work, “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk,” debuted in 2011 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and toured to cities including Stockholm, New York City, Dallas and London. He presented his last ready-to-wear collection in 2014 and in 2020 stepped down from his couture line, ending his boundary-pushing, industry-shaping reign with a raucous show of more than 230 outfits formed from fragments of collections from across his 50-year career.

One of fashion’s enfants terribles, Gaultier has never sought out pretty for pretty’s sake. Instead, he has challenged the traditional ideals of beauty. Today, the designer's vintage clothing designs — experimental undergarments cut from lace and suede, leather-trimmed evening dresses and jackets of denim, plastic or striped jersey — are as punk as they are high fashion.

Browse a wide range of Jean Paul Gaultier clothing today on 1stDibs.