Quotes by Jean Paul Gaultier

Fashion is not art. Never.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
My eccentricity became direction.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
In France, history is paralyzing.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
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It is beautiful to be what you are.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
People are so codified - it's sad.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
I was fascinated by movies from age 12.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
I was lucky to have parents who loved me.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
When I do my collection, it is in a way my own story.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
Always my collections are made of different influences.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
Sometimes I have chosen to see films just by their posters.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
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If it's too fashiony, it's not interesting to me.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
I've always felt more at home in the UK than in France.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
I take life as it happens. And I give myself a lot of freedom.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
I start each collection thinking how I can refresh my classics.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
People are fed up with something when it becomes more and more popular.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
People think that everyone wears black in France; in fact they all wear grey.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
My best experiences with movies have come when I didn't know what to see.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
Doing fashion drawings was the only way I had to express myself when I was a teenager.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
Fashion is about what you look like, which translates to what you would like to be like.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
I could say that making clothes is my way of communicating, because I was always so shy.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
I don't know exactly what is my impact, but I can say I am doing fashion my own way.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
Clothes are expensive. You have to buy them, and to buy them, you have to believe in them.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
I'm still astounded by some people's reaction to things I consider quite normal.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
There are some people who say and do terrible things and they are not even punished for it.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
I don't like dreams or reality. I like when dreams become reality because that is my life.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
I would like to say to people, open your eyes and find beauty where you normally don't expect it.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
You see me, I wanted to be fashion designer. I became fashion designer. So I think that everything is possible.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
I am very lucky because I am realizing my childhood dreams, and after presenting my shows it's like a party.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
When people have good energy I feel it. And generally I feel that people do like me. And that makes me very happy.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
I know what I am able and not able to do. Fashion? OK. Fashion... clothes in theatre, in an opera, in a concert - all that I love. To make a movie myself... no!
- Jean Paul Gaultier
My clothes have always been expensive. Even though I have had a few lower-priced lines over the years, little by little everything I do tends toward the luxury market.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
When I started in fashion, I had already adopted the sailor-striped sweater as my uniform; that way, I wouldn't have to drive myself crazy trying to figure out what to wear.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
I have loved corsets since I was small. When I was a child, my grandmother took me to an exhibition, and they had a corset on display. I loved the flesh color, the salmon satin, the lace.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
The shock of the way I mix patterns and fabrics can be disconcerting, but what I am trying to do is provoke new ideas about how pieces can be put together in different ways. I think this is a more modern way to wear clothes that in themselves are fairly classic.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
The great thing about American women is their energy and the way they love to dress. French women don't really dress; they are too conservative, as it's always a question of money. In America, women are powerful and strong, determined. If they want to be an object, they choose to be in control.
- Jean Paul Gaultier