Sometimes even the oldest houses in the industry have to switch up. From 2003 to 2010, the storied house hired the character, and caricature of himself, Jean Paul Gaultier to be their artistic director.
While there, JPG did what most designers do at a house like Hermes. He nearly always referenced the brand’s insanely old heritage while taking the label down a very Gaultier-esque path. He pushed the boundaries, adding hints of S&M fetishes, or Lolita complexes by way of tennis and cricket outfits. In his final show for the house for Spring ’11, Gaultier went full equestrian with harnesses, whips, leather wide brim hats and butter soft leather-y looks on models like Karlie, Abbey Lee and Jordan.
Take a look at some of the best catwalk moments from the legendary designer while at Hermes.