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June 17, 2010 5:19 by

Jean Paul Gaultier

The two met last month in Paris to attend the international launch of the “Born HIV free” campaign.

But Jean Paul Gaultier is not your average philanthropist; he was regarded by some as an early prodigy of fashion design. His iconic, avant-garde style has earned him international acclaim, with designs considered edgy, eccentric, streetwise, and even shocking.

“I have never really cared about what fashion’s ideal was. There are different kinds of beauty and I always try to show that,” he once said in an interview.

This ethic may contribute to his more inclusive approach to work relationships, as well. Despite the often well-heeled circles in which he travels, the legendary fashionista has designed stage costumes for one very unlikely artist, namely…


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