Couture Line Gaultier Paris French
Designer Jean Paul Gaultier French

Not on view

Since garments with patterning or complex ornamentation are less easily combined into new ensembles than those of plain cloth and neutral color, much of Mrs. Kempner's collection is of solid hued fabrics. Her love of high-key effects, however, made for a substantial number of exceptions to this approach. Photographs of her in the 1960s are as likely to show her in a psychedelic print Pucci gown as in a Saint Laurent "smoking." Recent acquisitions that betray her fondness for beautiful prints include a boldly colored Jean Paul Gaultier gown

Ensemble, Gaultier Paris (French, founded 1997), a, b) silk, French

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.