Jean Paul Gaultier bids farewell: a look back at his most famous looks

The 67-year-old French designer announced his departure from the runway, so we take a look back at some key looks from his career

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Over the weekend news broke that French designer Jean Paul Gaultier was quitting fashion.

In an Instagram post he declared that his upcoming haute couture show in Paris, to take place on Wednesday, January 22, will be his last.

Once called fashion's 'Enfant terrible' for his willingness to break the rules, Gaultier's ability to both cut and sculpt a gown has never been in question. A formidable technician, his sheer, brazen talent for immaculately executed clothes has seen his career last an astonishing 50 years. From dressing Madonna to Beth Ditto, we look back at some of his key moments in his fashion career.