c.2002 Jean Paul Gaultier Leather Detailed Avant Garde Jumpsuit
After several hours of hunting for what collection this Jean Paul Gaultier was from, I stumbled across a photo from the men's collection from 2002 and it was the closest thing in feel to this jumpsuit. So I am tentatively dating to that time period. He did do these wide legged jumpsuit in the mid-1990s as well so it may be that the jumpsuit proceeded the men's collection and served as his own inspirational source for the men's look. Whether this date or the earlier, it is amazing.
The jumpsuit is cut to be avant garde in fit. It is loose on the body and the legs and the arms are cut extremely long. The body of the jumpsuit is made of a wool jersey knit in that deep muted burgundy color that Gaultier seemed to favor through many of his collections. It is cut on a very long and lean line. The pants flare out when they do eventually reach their hems and they are wide all the way down the leg. The body is loose with buckles at the side that allow you to add just a hint of shape through the waist. It zips all the way up to the high collar and you could of course leave it open as low as you dared. There is a hint of gathered along each side of the zipper. The front is detailed in a soft black leather and here is the nod to the flight suit. Down each side of the middle zipper is a panel of leather that has two zipped pockets and a large soft pouch pocket as well. The leather wraps around the waist and across the upper back. Extra extra long sleeves that can be pushed up the arms, trimmed and finished in leather are the final perfect touch. Excellent condition.
Unlined and zips at the front to close. Tagged a US8. The hem of the pants are stitch finished but not turned up. The very occasional pill on the fabric along the inner arms but extremely minor and unavoidable with this fabric, this is natural wear. Very minor and mentioned for accuracy only. The fabric has stretch and it is supposed to be very oversized. The cut will fit a range of sizes
Bust: 19-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 68" from neck to hem,
Torso: 36" from neck to top of inseam
Inseam: 32" from top of inseam to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photos: (1) Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon. / (2) F/W 2002 Jean Paul Gaultier Menswear Collection.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.