Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2004 Runway Trompe L’œil Coat

For his Fall 2004 Ready-to-wear collection Jean Paul Gaultier used marionettes instead of models, with just a couple of real people pretending to be walking mannequins. A gantry erected onto the catwalk helped display the whole collection with the help of moving puppeteers, even getting them to strike a few poses. The main items of the Fall-Winter season, jackets and coats were standing out on this very unusual runway. A surprisingly commercial collection referenced some of the Gaultier’s past classics that can still look very fresh.
One of the standouts of the collection, a Gaultier trademark trompe l’œil print was used in some of the runway pieces, including this stunning coat. The straight silhouette piece is decorated with a textured print of an unbuttoned trench coat in a very recognizable manner of the designer.

M (no size tag)

Measurements (inches)
Chest 20
Sleeve length 23
Back length 41

Good vintage condition