Gaultier tries on French mail order for size

17th November 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Nov 16 (AFP) - The French mail order catalogue La Redoute on Tuesday unveiled a collection of clothing and accessories designed by Jean Paul Gaultier who stamped his unique touch to the pleated miniskirts or white trousers included.

PARIS, Nov 16 (AFP) - The French mail order catalogue La Redoute on Tuesday unveiled a collection of clothing and accessories designed by Jean Paul Gaultier who stamped his unique touch to the pleated miniskirts or white trousers included.

The 20 pieces designed for the 2005 spring-summer catalogue include Gaultier's favourite stripes which are ever present on the brim of a hat, wrapped around a heel or running from top to bottom.

"The idea was to take classic items from La Redoute and to add my signature with stripes or staples on a pair of jeans," Gaultier said.

"This is neither a first, second nor third Gaultier line. It is a line apart, something I don't produce in my other collections," he said. "These are simple, basic products which I hope will be accessible to quite a few people."

La Redoute president Bertrand de Talhouet said Gaultier's collection was in line with the company's policy for the past 20 years to invite designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Sonia Rykiel or Issey Miyake to create special collections.

La Redoute is France's leading mail-order company with EUR 1.7 billion in sales. The company operates in eight other countries with Britain its second biggest market. Fifteen percent of the company's sales are on the Internet.

© AFP

Subject: French News

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