Jean Paul Gaultier
In 1982 melissa first collaborated with Paris couturier Jean Paul Gaultier in the creation of a plastic sneaker. We are now pleased to announce melissa's long awaited collaborative re-union with Gaultier who this time has created a 10cm chiseled plastic stiletto.
"Working with melissa has been a coup de pied a la mode! I've enjoyed the challenge of creating a high heeled plastic shoe with all the values of my design ethos" - JEAN PAUL GAULTIER.
Staying true to melissa’s ethos, Jean Paul Gaultier’s design is a cutting edge sexy style that is a unique plastic masterpiece and a fashion match made in heaven. Due to the intricacy of the design, which comprises of both opaque and transparent plastics in varying strap widths and a metal cigarette heel, the newest technology advances in production have had to be implemented to satisfy the demands of this model.
On vogue.com Gaultier has been quoted as saying "I've worked very closely with melissa on the development of this style - it's very sexy. I'd love to see it worn with fishnet tights, so you can really max out on the transparent aspect of the plastic."
After working for Pierre Cardin, then Jean Patou, Jean Paul Gaultier released his first collection under his own name in 1976. A master tailor, his suiting featured a deconstructed aesthetic, with an androgynous flavour, underpinned by his risqué collaborations, best exemplified by Madonna’s conical bra for her 1990’s Blond Ambition Tour. In 2004 he became Creative Director for Hermes and he also now produces couture collections in addition to his mainline and fragrances.
Designer styles available online
Regular Price: $260.00
Special Price: $79.95