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Quote Me | Jean Paul Gaultier Hits Back at Negative Review

Image: Jean Paul Gaultier in ad for Diet Coke

Designer Takedown – Another day, another designer drama. Last week, French designer Jean Paul Gaultier posted a letter to his Twitter in response to a review written by fashion critic Tim Blanks about his fall 2013 haute couture show, which included the following line, “A few outfits later, a ‘millefeuille de mousselines’ echoed Yves Saint Laurent’s way with color, as a reminder that Gaultier was once considered the one true heir to the throne of French fashion. But that was once upon a time, and that time has, sad to say, well and truly passed.”

Not one to remain silent on the matter, Gaultier took to his Twitter account to post a scathing open letter; the full letter can be read here but here is an excerpt, “In future (sic), rather than be bored at my shows, you can use that time to do something else, for example brush up on your fashion history so that you’ll know that ‘mille feuille de mousseline’ didn’t echo Saint Laurent, it was inspired by a Nina Ricci dress from 1967 in homage to Gerard Pipard who recently passed away.” Wow, talk about a reply!


  1. Barbara Doppes

    July 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    okay- following Gaultier~

  2. Sally

    July 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I love Gaultier he’s a true artist.

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