Step into Luxury: The Jimmy Choo x Jean Paul Gaultier Capsule Collection

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Two fashion powerhouses, Jimmy Choo and Jean Paul Gaultier, have come together to create an extraordinary capsule collection that is making waves in the world of luxury fashion. This collaboration is a testament to the idea that when creativity, artistry, and innovation unite, the results are nothing short of spectacular.

Fashion Meets Rebellion

Jimmy Choo, the renowned luxury footwear and accessories label, and Jean Paul Gaultier, the iconic French fashion brand, have joined forces to bring the world a fashion collection like no other. The capsule collection is the brainchild of Sandra Choi, creative director at Jimmy Choo, and Florence Tétier, creative director at Jean Paul Gaultier. Together, they aimed to create a collection that embodies the spirit of “glamorous rebellion” for the autumn/winter season of 2023.

Described as a “creative conversation” between the two fashion houses, this capsule collection is a fusion of both brands’ DNA, resulting in a line of exquisite footwear. From knee-high boots to laced pointed-toe slingbacks, wedges, and pumps, this collection is nothing short of extraordinary.

Highlights of the Collection

The capsule collection is a harmonious blend of each brand’s unique aesthetics and inspirations. Here are some highlights from this captivating collaboration:

London Via Paris Statement Wedges:

These eye-catching wedges feature an elongated toe and transparent block heels adorned with iconic landmarks of both Paris and London, such as the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben. This design effortlessly combines the essence of both cities.

Corset Sling Back:

Inspired by Gaultier’s trademark corsetry, these slingback shoes are a testament to the craftsmanship of Italian artisans. The intricate double-layer design requires two hours to execute, making each pair a true work of art.

Over-the-Knee Boots and Streamlined Pumps:

These pieces feature the original hand-drawn tattoo pattern design from Gaultier’s groundbreaking SS94 collection ‘Les Tatouages.’ This distinctive touch adds an edgy and artistic flair to the collection.

Bing Mule:

Reflecting the spirit of the London punk scene, this mule is adorned with heavy metal jewelry, metallic chains, crystals, and branded charms, capturing the essence of Gaultier’s signature style.

Innovative Denim Boot:

For denim enthusiasts, there is an innovative boot featuring a playful trompe l’oeil print, a nod to Jean Paul Gaultier’s love of denim. This versatile boot can be worn as an over-the-knee leather silhouette or folded down to a mid-calf style with a denim cuff.

Kylie Minogue Stars in the Campaign

To further emphasize the significance of this collaboration, Jimmy and Jean enlisted none other than pop sensation Kylie Minogue to be the face of their campaign. Kylie’s long-standing association with both fashion houses made her the perfect choice to embody the spirit of this unique collaboration.

The campaign, beautifully captured by French photographer and filmmaker Valentin Herfay, features Kylie Minogue showcasing the collection in all its glory. Styled by her long-time friend Katie Grand, Kylie is seen wearing archival Gaultier ready-to-wear pieces while donning the remarkable Jimmy Choo x Jean Paul Gaultier footwear.

Celebrating Craft and Individuality

Sandra Choi, creative director at Jimmy Choo, expressed her admiration for Jean Paul Gaultier, stating, “Jean is an icon – as a man and as a brand. I have adored his work for as long as I can remember, and he has inspired me my entire life in fashion. I was incredibly excited to be able to reinterpret his legacy, the meaning of his work and his world, alongside Florence Tétier through the lens of Jimmy Choo. What I found was a kindred spirit – both in Gaultier as a house and in Florence as a woman. We share outlooks and beliefs that we were able to translate to this collection, which celebrates craft, the distinct DNA of both these beloved brands, and appropriately enough the power and strength of individuality.”

Florence Tétier, creative director at Jean Paul Gaultier, echoed this sentiment, highlighting the parallel between the two brands: “Jimmy Choo is like the Gaultier of shoes – craft, meets rebellion. And Kylie is more than a musician – with a rich and deep history with both houses. When I think about design references and aesthetics, both our brands celebrate the strong female form framed through pop culture, a shared ideology that really stands out. Kylie is the embodiment of that.”

Availability and Pricing

The capsule collection is now available for fashion enthusiasts and luxury connoisseurs. Prices for these unique pieces range from 750 to 1,875 pounds, reflecting the quality, craftsmanship, and artistry that have gone into creating this extraordinary collection.

In conclusion, the collaboration between Jimmy Choo and Jean Paul Gaultier has produced a collection that is nothing short of spectacular. This capsule collection transcends the boundaries of traditional fashion, offering a fresh perspective on design and style. With Kylie Minogue as the face of the campaign and the artistic expertise of both fashion houses, this collaboration is a testament to the power of creative minds uniting to create something truly remarkable. The capsule collection is a celebration of craftsmanship, individuality, and the enduring influence of iconic fashion brands. It’s a must-have for those who appreciate the artistry and innovation that luxury fashion can offer.