Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$100 million
Date Of BirthApril 24, 1952
FactDesigned various lavish gowns for First Lady Carla Bruni's attendances at state dinners in France's Elysee Palace.

Jean-Paul Gaultier is a French fashion designer born on April 1952 in Arcueil, France. His parents were both workers in a local factory and he was the youngest of six children. He began his career in fashion by working as an assistant to Pierre Cardin while he was still a teenager. After a few years, he launched his own label and his first collection was shown in 1976.

Gaultier’s designs are often considered to be controversial and provocative. He is known for using unconventional materials in his designs, such as metal mesh, plastic, and even recycled paper. He is also known for his use of gender-bending themes and designs.

Gaultier has been a successful fashion designer for over four decades. His designs have been worn by some of the world’s most famous celebrities, including Madonna, Kylie Minogue, and Lady Gaga. He has also been a creative director for several fashion houses, including Hermès and Jean Patou.

As of 2021, Jean-Paul Gaultier’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million.

General Info

Full NameJean-Paul Gaultier
Net Worth$100 million
Date Of BirthApril 24, 1952
ProfessionFashion Designer, Costume designer, Actor


AwardsBambi - Fashion
NominationsCésar Award for Best Costume Design, Saturn Award for Best Costume, European Film Award for Best Production Designer, British Comedy Award for Best Channel 4 Entertainment Presenter
MoviesAbsolutely Fabulous: The Movie
TV ShowsEurotrash

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1Designed various lavish gowns for First Lady Carla Bruni's attendances at state dinners in France's Elysee Palace.
2Started out as an apprentice to haute couture legends Pierre Cardin and later Jean Patou. Went solo in 1977
3Designed the costumes for Madonna's Blond Ambition tour, including her infamous cone bra. He also provided costumes for both her Drowned World and Confessions tours.
4Famous French fashion designer.



Costume Designer

Lonely Lisa2011Short
Snow White2009TV Movie
Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live from London2006TV Movie documentary
Bad Education2004
Dangerous Liaisons2003TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
The Fifth Element1997
The City of Lost Children1995
Ma vie est un enfer1991special dresses
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover1989as Jean Paul Gaultier, costumes
Le défilé1986Documentary short


Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie2016Jean-Paul Gaultier
The Artist is Absent: A Short Film on Martin Margiela2015Short
Podium TV2015TV Mini-Series
Runway Magazine2015TV Mini-Series
Runway Magazine2014TV Mini-Series
Runway Magazine2013TV Mini-Series
Scènes de ménages2012TV SeriesJean-Paul
Absolument fabuleux2001Le créateur

Costume Department

Madonna: The MDNA Tour2013TV Movie documentary costumer
The Labèque way2012Documentary stage costumes
La piel que habito2011selected wardrobe
Au plus près du paradis2002costume designer: Mademoiselle Catherine Deneuve
Maurice Bejart's Nutcracker2000TV Movie costumer
Kika1993costume designer: Victoria Abril - as J.P. Gaultier
Madonna: Truth or Dare1991Documentary costume designer: tour


Paris2008/Iperformer: "How to do that in a new way" / writer: "How to do that in a new way"

Art Department

Absolument fabuleux2001artistic director


Somebody Told Me About Carla Bruni2009TV Movie documentary archive materials


You Were Never Here2017thanks post-production
Paris2008/Ispecial thanks
That Man: Peter Berlin2005Documentary thanks
Hedwig and the Angry Inch2001thanks
Qiu yue1992acknowledgment


Elie Kakou, la famille avant tout2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Les falbalas de Jean-Paul Gaultier2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tout le monde en parle2002-2004TV SeriesHimself
Capital2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Absolutely Fabulous2003TV SeriesHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
20h10 pétantes2003TV SeriesHimself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Yves Saint Laurent - Le temps retrouvé2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Ombre et lumière2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Recto verso2002TV SeriesHimself - Main guest
En aparté2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Eurotrash1993-2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter / Himself
+ de cinéma2001TV Series documentary shortHimself
There's Only One Madonna2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Les enfants de la télé1999TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
MTV Europe Music Awards 19981998TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
1998 VH1 Fashion Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Irrésistiblement... Sylvie1998TV MovieHimself
Undressed: Fashion in the Twentieth Century1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Pierre and Gilles, Love Stories1997DocumentaryHimself
The Anti Gravity Room1997TV SeriesHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Les enfants de la cité perdue1995Video documentary shortCréateur des Costumes
VH1 Fashion and Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 19951995TV SpecialHimself - Host
La nuit des Molières1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Ready to Wear1994Himself - Designer Featured with His Collection
MTV Europe Music Awards 19941994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Brit Awards 19941994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best International Female
The Word1991-1993TV SeriesHimself
Les nuls, l'émission1991TV SeriesHimself
Madonna: Truth or Dare1991DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Red Hot and Blue1990TV MovieHimself
House of Style1989TV SeriesHimself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest
C'est encore mieux l'après-midi1986TV SeriesHimself
Thierry Mugler1985DocumentaryHimself
Mode in France1984DocumentaryHimself
L'émission d'Antoine2016TV SeriesHimself
Salut les Terriens2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
The First Monday in May2016DocumentaryHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2008-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Élection de Miss France2009-2015TV SeriesHimself - Président du jury / Himself
C à vous2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
Kôri no hanabi Sayoko Yamaguchi2015DocumentaryHimself
Thé ou café2004-2015TV SeriesHimself
Un soir à la Tour Eiffel2015TV SeriesHimself
Australia's Next Top Model2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Le divan de Marc-Olivier Fogiel2015TV SeriesHimself
La nuit des Césars2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Vivement dimanche1999-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Main Guest
What's Up2014TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
GQ Award Berlin2013TV MovieHimself
Mademoiselle C2013DocumentaryHimself
Gomorron2013TV SeriesHimself
Studio Eurovision2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest (2013)
House of Style2012TV SeriesHimself
8 al dia2012TV SeriesHimself
Fashion!2012TV Series documentary
Le petit journal2011TV SeriesHimself
CineCouture2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Client2011Documentary short
Vivement dimanche prochain2011TV SeriesHimself - Main Guest
Gaga by Gaultier2011Documentary
TV Festival Du Cannes 20112011TV MovieHimself
Operation Bikini - Schlachtfelder der Schönheit2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Empreintes2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Divendres2010TV SeriesHimself
The Vogue Paris Fashion Night Out2010TV Movie documentary
Prozhektorperiskhilton2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Day Before2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Sidaction 20092009TV SpecialHimself
La traversée du désir2009DocumentaryHimself
Fashion News Live2009TV SeriesHimself
The September Issue2009DocumentaryHimself
Starz Inside: Fashion in Film2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gok's Fashion Fix2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Corazón, corazón2008TV SeriesHimself
The Eurovision Song Contest2008TV SpecialHimself - French Commentator (voice)
On n'est pas couché2008TV SeriesHimself
Mon clown2008TV Short documentaryHimself
Ce soir (ou jamais!)2007TV SeriesHimself
Bl!tz2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Caiga quien caiga2005TV SeriesHimself
The Fashion Element2005Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

Voyage à travers le cinéma français2016DocumentaryHimself
The Dark Side of Porn2005TV Series documentaryHimself
À la recherche de la folle perdue2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
In and Out of Fashion1998DocumentaryHimself


Won Awards

1995Lifetime Achievement AwardStockholm Film Festival

Nominated Awards

1998Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest CostumesLe cinquième élément (1997)
1998CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Costume Design (Meilleurs costumes)Le cinquième élément (1997)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Costume DesignLe cinquième élément (1997)
1997ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Costume DesignLe cinquième élément (1997)
1996Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest CostumesLa cité des enfants perdus (1995)
1996CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Costume Design (Meilleurs costumes)La cité des enfants perdus (1995)
1990European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean Production Designer of the YearThe Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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