Jean-Paul Gaultier to retire as fashion designer: brand
French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier said Friday that his next Paris haute couture fashion show will be his last.
The flamboyant creator said he would be bowing out Wednesday with a big party to mark his 50 years in the business after his latest collection hits the catwalk.
"Rest assured haute couture will continue with a new concept," he added.
His brand told AFP that his high-end fashion and perfume business would live on.