Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 14

Jean Paul Gaultier cotton muslin corseted 'Joan of Arc' dress, ss 1994



Jean Paul Gaultier 'Joan of Arc' dress made with a map printed cotton muslin with an appliquéd corset to the bodice, lace up fastening on the sides and back with hook and eye closures on the front. The dress is worn off-shoulder using the string fastenings around the collar to fasten in place. Spring-Summer 1994


Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $35.11 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Designer

Jean Paul Gaultier

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.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in London, United Kingdom
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 1994
1stDibs seller since 2015
547 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

1990's Jean Paul Gaultier Nude Plunging Bodycon Lingerie Suspender Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 1990's Jean Paul Gaultier Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no flaws MATERIAL: 100% viscose COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE: M MEASUREMENTS...

1990s Cocktail Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 2007 Runway Embroidered Logo Open Back Hooded Mini Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Totowa, NJ
Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 2007 Runway Embroidered Logo Open Back Hooded Silk Mini Dress IT 42

Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage c.1990 Cone Bra Bustier Sheer Side Panels Mini Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Totowa, NJ
Jean Paul Gaultier Junior Vintage c.1990 Cone Bra Bustier Sheer Side Panels Bodycon Mini Dress IT 40

1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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...

20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Cherub Print Yellow and Purple Vintage Halter Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Chicago, IL
Fabulous vintage 90s JEAN PAUL GAULTIER novelty cherub mythical and fish print halter dress! Features vibrant colors of yellow, purple and white throughout. Signature double ply mesh...

1990s Cocktail Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier 90s Vintage Galaxy Print Mini Dress with Pom Pom Tail
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Chicago, IL
Amazing vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER 'galaxy print' sexy mini dress! Attached Pom Pom tail, which can also be wrapped around the neck as a scarf. Jersey material, which stretches to fi...

1990s Cocktail Dresses

Rare 1990s Jean Paul Gaultier 1920s Style Semi Sheer 90s Does 20s Vintage Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare 1990s does 1920s JEAN PAUL GAULTIER mixed media striped spaghetti strap flapper style sheer dress! Features color block and stripe prints in purple, yellow, turquoise, black, br...

1990s Cocktail Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Rich Flower Print Halter Dress, 1990s
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic JEAN PAUL GAULTIER 1990s vintage halter dress in lush floral print. Gorgeous print on feather light flowing silk chiffon. Fabulous shades of yellows, pale to m...

Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery