PARIS — Haider Ackermann — prized for his soigné tailoring, sophisticated màu sắc sense & artful dishabille — will be the next guest designer to bởi vì a one-off haute couture collection for Jean Paul Gaultier, has learned.

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It is to lớn be unveiled during Paris Couture Week in January for the spring 2023 season.

“I’ve always loved Haider’s work, especially on the tailoring,” Gaultier told “I am certain that his couture will be remarkable, và I cannot wait khổng lồ discover the collection that he will present.”

Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing; Glenn Martens, of Y/Project and Diesel, and Chitose Abe of Sacai were the fist three talents invited to lớn guest-design a Gaultier couture collection following the founder’s retirement from the runway in 2020.

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It’s quickly become a highlight of couture week — and fueled interest in Gaultier’s vast và eclectic oeuvre, achieved over a career spanning 50 years. Indeed, his influence can be felt in fashion’s current obsession with bodystocking dressing, busy prints & anatomical motifs.

The idea of different designers interpreting one couture brand first came khổng lồ Gaultier in the ’90s when one Paris house “found itself without a designer,” according to Gaultier, who has never named names, though the house in question is believed lớn be Jean Patou, famously ignited by Christian Lacroix in the ’80s. (Gaultier also worked at Patou earlier in his career.)

Ackermann described the project as a fantasy fulfilled on several levels.

“If one follows fashion, you follow Jean Paul Gaultier,” he said. “I have enormous respect for how progressiveand avant-garde his work has always been. He has always pushed the envelope in culture và society as a whole, above & beyond fashion.

“To approach haute couture has always been my dream, and now being the guest of the Jean Paul Gaultier haute couture houseis an immense honor that I fully embrace,” he added.

Ackermann has made waves lately dressing the likes of Tilda Swinton & Timothée Chalamet in custom outfits for red-carpet appearances, with Chalamet recently causing a stir with the backless vị trí cao nhất he wore to the premiere of “Bones và All” at the Venice Film Festival.

The designer last showed his signature collection for the fall 2020 season, và recently served as a creative consultant for Maison Ullens. From năm 2016 to 2018, he was creative director at Berluti.

The Colombian-born, Paris-based Ackermann is a graduate of fashion at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts và started his signature label in 2003. His upbringing in countries including Chad, Ethiopia, Algeria, The Netherlands, Belgium & France has fed his eclectic, globe-trotting style.

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He’s been something of a trailblazer with his red-carpet dressing. In 2018, Chalamet bucked convention by wearing a trắng Berluti tuxedo and bow tie by Ackermann khổng lồ the Oscars.