Happy Birthday Jean Paul Gaultier!

The retirement age hasn't quite reached Jean Paul Gaultier, who celebrates his 60th birthday on the 24th of April this year!
A multifaceted designer, a jack of all trades, lately he has sparkled-up the Coca Cola bottles by dressing them in his favorite clothes; through his creativity he illuminates the world of furniture with Roche Bobois; he celebrates his 35th anniversary of being the `enfant terrible' of fashion through an exhibition that travels the world; and finally, to prove his eternal youth, he didn't hesitate to pose half-naked for Galeries Lafayettes, shot by Jean-Paul Goude!
Jean Paul Gaultier, our very own made in France superhero...

Jean Paul Gaultier : This is when I become an old fogey. When I was a teenager and I knew I wanted to become a couturier, it wasn't fashionable, it wasn't media-related. That's what it became. Almost in spite of myself, I did the program `Eurotrash', I did even worse things. Ultimately, perhaps it was good for removing certain complexes. Nevertheless, I photoshopped my love handles on the photo by Jean Paul Goude. I do have love handles, and there are more. There they are! Here, here, and here!
Back in the day when I was a kid, those who were 60 were really old, especially if they had white hair like me. But after all, being old is a good thing, and what's more, how could I be afraid of getting old when I saw how wonderful my grandmother was when she was old. So I say to myself after all, I might not be a good grandfather, I don't think I'll be a grandfather, but in any case, an old man who has fun and continues to have fun can be interesting. That's what's important.
This is the retirement age ! Alas, I think that now it's 64 so I've got a little while to go, I must accumulate a few years!

Music-artist : Lisa Mitchell / album : Wonder / title : Oh! Hark! / ref : Jive

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