JEAN PAUL GAULTIER is stopping his women’s and men’s ready-to-wear lines due to commercial constraints and the frenetic pace of collections. The designer and Puig, – his majority stakeholder – will continue to produce haute couture collections, fragrance and accessories ranges.
“After more than 38 years spent producing men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, it seems to us that the time has come to stop some of our activities and to concentrate principally on the development of the haute couture, of perfumes and to certain collaborations that I have not yet had time to explore,” he said
The decision to focusing on High Couture could result in the loss of “several dozen” jobs in his ready-to-wear sector of his business, reports WWD, His last women’s collection was presented Saturday September 27 at Paris Fashion Week with an atypical show proper to the designer habits.
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