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Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

French, b. 1952

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.

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Designer: Jean Paul Gaultier
Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier 1980s corset inspired bleu spandex and satin skirt
By Junior Gaultier, Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Collectible icon piece!! Jean-Paul Gaultier vintage 1980s corset-inspired bleu spandex and satin skirt. Beautiful vintage condition, the rubber elasticized panels allowing side stret...
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1980s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Black Mesh Skirt with Star Sequins
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Jean Paul Gaultier skirt is featured in a black mesh, silk tulle fabric embellished with black star sequins and a side zipper and tie fastening. Skirt has a short interior lining. M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

1990s Jean Paul Gaultier red cotton blend fabric skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Jean Paul Gaultier red cotton blend fabric skirt. Wallet model, side zip closure and welt pocket with button. Slim fit. Size: 44 IT Flat measurements Lenght: 47 cm Waist: 33 cm Pr...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER c.1990’s Flamingo Floral Print Mesh Lettuce Hem Maxi Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier Soliel, Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Thiensville, WI
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER c.1990’s Flamingo Floral Print Mesh Lettuce Hem Maxi Skirt Brand / Manufacturer: Alexander McQueen Circa: 1990’s Style: Maxi Skirt Color(s): Multicolor Lined: Ye...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier 1990'S Vintage Abstract People Print Maxi Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Fort Myers, FL
Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Abstract People Print Maxi Skirt IT 42
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Femme Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in London, GB
A fun black skirt by Jean Paul Gaultier, Femme line. The skirt has a wide waistband with popper fastening, and a fold of fabric over one side.
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier vintage iconique "trompe l'oeil" full circle denim maxi skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Fantastic Jean Paul Gaultier vintage black "Trompe L'Oeil" denim" maxi circle skirt. Measurements are taken flat: Waist 12,5inch/32cm(x2) - Hip Free - Total Length 37inch/84cm The co...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Denim Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Jeans Tapestry Pegasus Flying Horse Skirt, 1990s Estimated Size: UK 10/ US 6/ EU 38. Please check measurements. Waist - 29” / 73cm Hips - 38” / 96cm Leng...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Femme Long Metallic Maroon red long Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
This stunning rayon sheath skirt comes from Jean Paul Gaultier Femme. It is a shimmering maroon color. Hidden side zipper and back slit.
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring-Summer 2000 tan leather harness pleated skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in London, GB
Jean Paul Gaultier Spring-Summer 2000 tan leather harness with black pleated skirt
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Early 2000s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Floral Tiered Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
This ultra feminine red floral satiny soft skirt comes from vintage Jean Paul Gaultier. A fitted waist with side zip falls to tiered layers of sheer black mixed with red florals.
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1980s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

1990s Jean Paul Gaultier "Safe Sex" Black and White Pinstripe 90s Mini Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare and sexy 1990s JEAN PAUL GAULTIER "Safe Sex" black and white pinstripe A-Line mini skirt! Features vertical black and white stripes throughout. JPG Safe Sex imprinted on the lef...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Straight Striped Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Jean Paul Gaultier cotton blend straight skirt. Burgundy and beige striped print. High waist, back zip closure, knee length and straight hem. Size: 44 IT Flat measurements Lenght: ...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Print Belted Skirt with Ruffle Hem
By Jean Paul Gaultier Classique, Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Jean Paul Gaultier skirt is featured in a maroon, green, and cream print with a ruffled hem, side zipper and button closure, and an optional belt. Skirt is composed with 100% rayon, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Bondage Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous wool jersey skirt from Jean Paul Gaultier in khaki grey with fine subtle rust stripes. It is mid rise pencil style with a waist band, and radiating straps front and back m...
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Early 2000s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Skirt with Zipper Pouch 1990s
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black burn out velvet skirt by Jean Paul Gaultier. It is pencil style with wide abstract vertical velvet stripes and a small zipper pouch attached by a chain at the wais...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

2000's Gaultier Brown Maxi Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Early 2000's Gaultier brown maxi skirt. Horizontal quilting details on the hips with a pant style front button and zipper closure. The cotton waistband is fashioned from a standard ...
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Late 20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Island Print Mini Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Austin, TX
Jean Paul Gaultier island print mini skirt. Condition: Excellent. Size US 4, IR 40 Viscose fabric
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Reedition 1993/1994 Size 8 Black Wool / Polyester Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in San Francisco, CA
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Reedition 1993/1994 skirt comes in a black wool / polyester with a slip liner featuring a high waisted style, front pleats, back double front tabs, and a back zipp...
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19th Century Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier 1999 AW Padded Long Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in London, GB
Jean Paul Gaultier 1999 AW Padded Long Skirt This piece is a long black padded skirt from Jean Paul Gaultier's 1999 Autumn Winter collection. This skirt is a classic piece which uses...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Issey Miyake Vintage Runway Pleated Japanese Black Pleats Please Maxi Long Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in PARIS, FR
Black maxi skirt by Issey Miyake! From the early and original Miyake line (not from the Pleats Please line)! EXCELLENT condition! Size: Fits from medium to large Marked size: medium...
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1980s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 1996 Cyberbaba Tribal Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Rome, IT
Jean Paul Gaultier mid-length pencil skirt featuring the iconic Tribal Dragon print from the Cyberbaba S/S 96 collection. 85% Wool 15% Polyamide Size XS Waist: 54 cm / 21,2 inches...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier red nylon parachute maxi skirt, ss 2002
By Jean Pail Gaultier, Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in London, GB
▪ Jean Paul Gaultier red parachute maxi skirt ▪ 100% Nylon ▪ Two side pockets ▪ Metal hook and zip fastenings ▪ Rope detail around waist ▪ IT 40 - FR 36 - UK 8 - US 4 ▪ Waist: 64 ...
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Early 2000s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

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 Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Black Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Jean Paul Gaultier black rayon knee-length skirt, stretchy waistband with orange detail. Years: 90s Made in Italy Size: M Flat measurements Height: 60 cm Waist: 34 cm
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Black Jersey Gladiator Adjustable Studded Wrap Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in New York, NY
Jean Paul Gaultier wonderfully wicked black jersey gladiator style wrap skirt is detailed with two rows of multi studs as well as the build-in belt which adds to the multi ways ...
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1980s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Black Straight Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Jean Paul Gaultier black skirt. Sheath model with high waist. Knee length slit on the back. Back closure with zip and hook. Year: 90s Size: 40 IT Flat measurements Height: 64 cm ...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Jean Paul Gaultier black wool blend fabric skirt. Fitted model with elasticated inserts. Knee length. Years: 90s Made in Italy Size: 44 IT Flat measurements Lenght: 57 cm Waist:...
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Early 2000s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

1990S JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Black Cotton Knit Sarong Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in New York, NY
1990S JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Black Cotton Knit Sarong Skirt
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Gibo Dolls Les Poupées SS 1986 Petticoat Couture Runway Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in PARIS, FR
Lampion / medusa skirt by Jean Paul Gaultier! JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER FOR GIBO, SPRING SUMMER 1986, "dolls" / "les poupées" collection. Imposing "lampion" skirt in tennis stripes, visibl...
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1980s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Dragon Eagle Tattoo Print Sarong Suspender Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Dragon Skull Eagle Tattoo Print Sarong Suspender Skirt Measurements taken laid flat, please double waist and hips: Waist: 11.41 inches to 16.14 inches (29...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier soleil vintage SS 2005 black sequins & ruffles mesh skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Antwerp, BE
I love this collectible piece by Jean Paul Gaultier Soleil. It features, sequins & ruffles made in the dotted mesh fabric. Size Free Measurements that are taken flat: Waist 13inch/3...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Trompe-l'oeil Denim Circle Skirt Rare Gold Color
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage trompe-l'oeil denim circle skirt in a rare gold-bronze color version with black & white jeans prints. Massive. Floor length. Front zip fastening and butto...
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20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Black linen skirt with ruffles Jean-Paul Gaultier
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black linen skirt with ruffles. Size 44(It) 40 (Fr) L ( Us)
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Early 2000s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Femme Black Wool Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in New York, NY
Product Details: Black wool knee-length skirt by Jean Paul Gaultier Femme. Gold-tone buckle strap accent at back. Zip closure at center back. 28" waist, 35" hips, 24" length. Conditi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Vintage 1990s Rare Black Padded Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Classique vintage 1990s rare black pleated long skirt featuring a lower wide padding section. Side zip and one button. Label reads JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Classique ...
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20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Femme c.2000’s 3 Pc Floral Tank Skirt Slip Dress Set
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Thiensville, WI
DESCRIPTION: JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Femme c.2000’s 3 Pc Red Yellow Floral Tank Top Skirt Slip Dress Set Brand / Manufacturer: Jean Paul Gaultier Style: Blouson tank top, slip and acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Skirt 80s' Vintage Black Wrap 42 / 8 Fits 6
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Jean Paul Gaultier 80s' vintage long wrap skirt with fabulous design detail. Skirt 'belt' closes with silver hardware. Beautiful wrap detail at waist reveals pee...
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1980s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Skirt Side Kick Pleat w/ Working Zipper 42 fits 6
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Jean Paul Gaultier fabulous vintage skirt from the early 80s'. Jet black skirt has 12" side pleat with working hidden zipper - very sexy. Hidden back zipper. T...
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Early 2000s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

1990s Unworn with Tags Jean Paul Gaultier Femme Vintage Brown Avant Garde Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Sparks, NV
Unique brown avant garde skirt by Jean Paul Gaultier with a chain detail. Unlined with no closure (pulls up over hips). 100% rayon. The marked size is I 44/ D 40/ F 40/ GB 12/ USA 10...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER black virgin wool blend lace back corset belt knee skirt IT42
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Hong Kong, NT
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER black virgin wool blend lace back corset belt knee skirt IT42 Reference: CC/LALI00239 Brand: Jean Paul Gaultier Material: Virgin Wool Color: Black Pattern: Solid C...
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2010s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER black cotton dual zip circle stitch padded bum skirt 25"
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Hong Kong, NT
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER black cotton dual zip circle stitch padded bum skirt 25" Reference: CRTI/A00174 Brand: Jean Paul Gaultier Material: Unknown Color: Black Pattern: Solid Closure: Zi...
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2010s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Femme Purple Faux Fur Velvet Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Oakland, CA
Plush vintage 1990's Jean Paul Gaultier skirt. So much going on with this amazing skirt. The pile the of the silk velvet is longer giving it a faux fur look. Iridescent velvet vertic...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Skirt Rear Vent with Peek a Boo Slip 42 / 8 NWT
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Jean Paul Gaultier black pencil skirt. Wide rear vent with 'slip' edged in lace inset that reveals when you walk. Rear angled slot pocket with a working button...
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2010s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Black Rayon Asymmetrical Point Hem A Line Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in San Francisco, CA
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER skirt comes in a semi sheer rayon material and features an A line silhouette and asymmetrical pointed front, short back hem line. Made in Italy. Excellent Pre-O...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Black Buckle Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Sparks, NV
Vintage black wool skirt by Jean Paul Gaultier with buckle and zip pocket detail. Unlined with front zip and hook closure. The marked size is I 40, D 36, F 36, GB 8, US 6 and the ski...
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1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier White A-Line Cotton Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Jean Paul Gaultier skirt is featured in white with an A-line design and button fastenings along the back. Skirt is 100% cotton, size IT 42/US 8, and is made in Italy. Measurements: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier black pleated leather mini wrap skirt, fw 2003
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in London, GB
▪ Jean Paul Gaultier mini wrap skirt ▪ Black finely pleated leather ▪ Raw edge hem ▪ Wrap fastening with long leather ties ▪ IT 42 - FR 38 - UK 10 ▪ Fall-Winter 2003 ▪ 100% Leathe...
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Early 2000s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier clay organza bias cut maxi skirt and blouse set, ss 2002
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in London, GB
▪ Jean Paul Gaultier clay organza skirt and blouse 2 piece set ▪ Button-up blouse with flute sleeves ▪ Bias cut maxi skirt with asymmetric hemline and mesh overlay ▪ Inverted seams...
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Early 2000s Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Black Wool Folkloric Long Skirt.
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in University City, MO
Fabulous black felted wool skirt with red and white folkloric decoration and lederhosen style fastenings with lots of horn buttons. It laces at the back with a nod to Gaultier'...
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Late 20th Century Jean Paul Gaultier Skirts

Jean Paul Gaultier skirts for sale on 1stDibs

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