Jean Paul Gaultier (b. 1952) is known for subverting the traditional fashion world, for example: showing undergarments as outerwear, utilizing sailor uniforms as evening wear, even using nontraditional models—such as elderly women or well-known porn stars—on his runway. Here, Gauliter created a completely reversible jacket. On the “correct” outer side, the jacket can pass as typical business wear. Reversed, its normally hidden interior of fine tailoring techniques and multiple luxurious linings are deemed a perfectly suitable exterior in Gaultier’s topsy-turvy world.


  • Title: Man's Reversible Jacket Gallery Front View
  • Creator: Jean Paul Gaultier
  • Manufacturer: Jean Paul Gaultier, Designer
  • Date Created: 1994/1995
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Provenance: Gift of Brent McDaneld
  • Season: Fall/Winter
  • Photographer: Benjamin Shmikler
  • Rights: © FIDM Museum & Library, Inc. Image made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. Users must cite the author and source of the image as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should include the URL “www.fidmmuseum.org”. For publication or press requests, visit http://www.fidmmuseum.org/about/rights-and-reproductions/ or email imagerights@FIDMmuseum.org.
  • Medium: Wool twill, silk twill and synthetic satin
  • Object ID: 2015.1437.3

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