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Revisit Jean Paul Gaultier’s Best Moments in W, Starring Madonna, Kate Moss, and Laura Dern

Jean Paul Gaultier's silk satin jacket and silk tulle skirt, to order at Jean Paul Gaultier; Rochas'...
Steven Klein

The Kardashians’ recent efforts to usher in the Jean Paul Gaultier renaissance have been valiant, but they haven’t exactly been necessary; interest in the designer has never wavered over the course of his four decades-long career. Before he began pairing up with Madonna—a collaboration that continues on today, through Madge’s daughter Lourdes Leon—Gaultier caught the eye of another legend: Pierre Cardin. It’s been more than four decades since Cardin recognized Gaultier’s talent—never mind that he was untrained and, as of that very day, all of 18—and Gaultier is still getting up to the trouble that established his reputation as Paris’s original enfant terrible. His days of cone bras might be in the past, but Gaultier’s flair for the dramatic has yet to fade. Here, in celebration of the designer’s 66th birthday, revisit his greatest hits in the pages of W, modeled by Kate Moss, Laura Dern, and—who else?—Madonna.

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Madonna wears a Jean Paul Gaultier jacket, skirt, saddle belt, and hat, photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, June 2006.

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Lara Stone wears Jean Paul Gaultier, photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine, May 2009.

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Adwoa Aboah wears Jean Paul Gaultier, photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, April 2013.

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Agyness Deyn wears a Jean Paul Gaultier dress, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, January 2007.

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Model wears a Jean Paul Gaultier dress, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, March 2010.

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Kate Moss wears a Jean Paul Gaultier bolero, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, April 2006.

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Laura Dern wears a Jean Paul Gaultier dress, photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, September 2007.

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Kate Moss wears Jean Paul Gaultier gloves, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, March 2005.

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Model wears a Jean Paul Gaultier jacket, photographed by David Sims for W Magazine, March 2008.

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Model wears a Jean Paul Gaultier jacket, photographed by David Sims for W Magazine, May 2009.

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Julianne Moore wears Jean Paul Gaultier, photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, September 2004.

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Model wears a Jean Paul Gaultier blouse and skirt, photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, February 2009.

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Model wears a Jean Paul Gaultier coat, photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, October 2013.

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Malgosia Bela wears Jean Paul Gaultier, photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, April 2006.

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Models on the left wear Jean Paul Gaultier dresses, photographed by Steven Meisel for W Magazine, March 2009.

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Marion Cotillard wears a Jean Paul Gaultier dress and corset, photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, December 2012.

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Freja Beha Erichsen wears Jean Paul Gaultier, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, September 2005.

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Model wears a Jean Paul Gaultier dress, photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, May 2005.

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Carey Mulligan wears Jean Paul Gaultier, photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, January 2012.

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Model (left) wears a Jean Paul Gaultier jacket, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, March 2010.

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Jessica Stam wears Jean Paul Gaultier, photographed by Willy Vanderperre for W Magazine, January 2013.

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Jessica Chastain wears Jean Paul Gaultier, photographed by Paolo Roversi for W Magazine, May 2012.

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Model wears Jean Paul Gaultier, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine, March 2011.

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Kate Moss wears a Jean Paul Gaultier bodysuit, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, March 2008.

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Ola Rudnicka wears Jean Paul Gaultier, photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, April 2014.