Foxtel’s flagship reality series – Australia’s Next Top Model – has signed up iconic French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier as the International Celebrity Judge for a guest spot.
The critically acclaimed, influential and much celebrated fashion designer will appear in Season nine, in a special episode featuring treasured designs from his archives, to be flown in specifically for the show.
Jean Paul has always been at the forefront of international style. His exhibition “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” which is currently touring the globe, will also be in Australia during that time. The National Gallery of Victoria is the only Australian venue to host it. The collection revolves around seven central themes tracing his influences and passions from the streets of Paris, to world cinema. Along with more than 140 inspirational garments, the exhibition will also display photographs, sketches and other items.
While Foxtel is thrilled to have such an iconic fashion designer on their show, Jean Paul is also reported to be enthusiastically looking forward to meeting the models and sharing his designs. Having worked with Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman, Catherine McNeil and other Australian women, he is excited and hopeful about finding the next Australian superstar on Australia’s Next Top Model.