Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier, born 24th Of April 1952 in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, France is a French haute couture fashion designer. Gaultier was the creative director of Hermès from 2003 to 2010.
Gaultier never received formal training as a designer. Instead, he started sending sketches to famous couture stylists at an early age. Pierre Cardin was impressed by his talent and hired him as an assistant in 1970. Afterwards he worked with Jacques Esterel in 1971 and Jean Patou later that year, then returning to manage the Pierre Cardin boutique in Manila for a year in 1974.
Jean Paul Gaultier licenses a line of perfumes in collaboration with ‘Puig’ company.The first fragrance, Classique, a women’s floral-oriental, was introduced in 1993, followed by Le Mâle for men two years later. Both were highly successful, and Le Mâle is now the number-one men’s fragrance in the European Union based on sales; it also holds a strong market position in Australia and the United States.
The third fragrance, the women’s fragrance Fragile, was introduced in 2000. In 2005, the unisex “fragrance for humanity” Gaultier² (pronounced Gaultier to the power of two) was launched (except in Canada, where it was launched in January 2006, and the United States, where it was launched in August 2006). Most recently, a men’s fragrance, Fleur du Mâle was launched in April 2007. Shortly thereafter, the “Eau de Cologne Fleur du Mâle” was released demonstrating a lighter version of the Fleur du Mâle. The newest in the Gaultier family of fragrances is ladies fragrance “Ma Dame”.