Commenting on the effort, the 66-year-old Gaultier told Vogue Australia, “I have been including elements of sportswear in my collections from the very beginning. It has been one of my codes and my obsessions, I even developed a line Junior Gaultier at the end of the ’80s [with that focus]. With Supreme, this inspiration will find its way to a new generation.”
Shot by Collier Schorr, images of the collection include Lourdes Leon, the daughter of Madonna, with whom Gaultier has maintained an enduring creative partnership, one highlighted by the coned bustier she wore during her “Blonde Ambition World Tour” in 1990. The shoot also includes artist and designer Sancheeto, who has worked with Supreme on a number of projects.
Gaultier launched his eponymous label in 1976 and has long been celebrated for collections taking inspiration from underground subcultures. He showed his final ready-to-wear collection in 2015 and now only shows a couture collection.
The collection with Gaultier follows on the heels of its celebrated collaboration in 2018 with Louis Vuitton. Additional high-end labels Supreme has partnered with include Comme des Garçons SHIRT, Undercover and Brooks Brothers.
Look for the Supreme and Jean Paul Gaultier collection to launch in Supreme stores and online store on April 11th