Chitose Abe’s Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Collection Postponed To January 2021
Thanks to coronavirus, the Couture Week was one of several fashion weeks to be cancelled in addition to Paris Men’s, London Men’s, Milan Men’s, and New York’s resort collections.
On Monday, the Jean Paul Gaultier house announced that they had to delay Sacai designer Chitose Abe guest designing his next collection. Abe will now unveil her collection for Gaultier in January 2021.
“Even though our new haute couture concept will see the light of day only in January 2021, our teams, Chitose Abe and Jean Paul Gaultier are as committed to it as ever,” the house said in a statement. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us like all the other couture houses, but we are confident that the success of Jean Paul Gaultier’s last couture collection in January will help us traverse this difficult year.”
Last January, Gaultier shocked the industry by announcing his haute couture show that season would be his last, but rather than going into full retirement, he will now be inviting guest designers to design his couture collections every season.
Abe was the first guest designer chosen to “interpret the codes of the house and give the vision of the haute couture,” meaning that once she showcases her JPG Couture, another designer will take her place for the next presentation.