He designed Madonna’s conical bra and dressed Madame Monsieur last year in Lisbon.
And now Jean Paul Gaultier has his next appointment: Dressing Madonna and Dana International for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Israeli outlet Haaretz reports the star will fly in ahead of Semi-Final 1 and stay until after the Grand Final.
Designing for Dana International
Gaultier previously dressed Dana International for Eurovision 1998. She wore the Gaultier look – a black evening gown paired with vibrant parrot feathers – for her winner’s reprise of “Diva”.
“I’m as just as excited as I was the first time,” the “Ding Dong” hitmaker tells Haaretz, “It’s just like that time, 21 years ago, when I didn’t believe that he had really agreed to sew an outfit for me.”
The plume look has since been exhibited around the world, including travel as part of the iconic “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” exhibition.
Gaultier also produced the dress International wore to perform “Ding Dong” at Eurovision 2011.
Jean Paul Gaultier to design Madonna’s dress at Eurovision
The French designer first became associated with Madonna in the 1990s during her Blonde Ambition tour.
He also has a long association with Eurovision.
As well as dressing French divas Amina and Anggun, he’s also dressed Eurovision host Petra Mede, Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst and Greek Eurovision 2006 act Anna Vissi.
He most recently dressed French act Madame Monsieur for their performance of “Mercy” at Eurovision 2018.
How the dresses will look on stage remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: The looks will make an impact.
Dana International is set to performance twice in Eurovision week: During Semi-Final 1 and the Grand Final. On both occasions she will be dressed by Gaultier.
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Photo Credits: HuffPost, Haaretz, UK Fashion News