Whether it’s Beyoncé’s wild blue jacket, Rihanna in a Donald Duck dress, Lady Gaga in a jacket with sewn-on Kermit the Frog puppets, they have all worn his creations and made them famous. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is a designer who knows how to dress women with courage and creativity. And for his somewhat unorthodox tastes, he has been nicknamed “King of the Unconventional.” After developing a collection for his mother’s fashion house in 1968, he started his own label in 1978. Since then, he has launched countless successful collections and struck up partnerships with the most unlikely people. Whether it’s robes for the Pope, costumes for the Woody Allen film Annie Hall, or clothes for TV series such as Charlie’s Angels and Sex and the City—for decades, de Castelbajac has been a style and fashion pioneer. Even better, he has always managed to fuse fashion with art, as evidenced by his partnerships with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Take a look behind the scenes at this fashion legend and learn about how this artist got his start and his ongoing history of success.
JEAN-CHARLES DE CASTELBAJAC is an emblematic artist known for his polymorphic work. Since the beginning, his passion for art and design coupled with an enthusiastic and tireless character has urged him to collaborate with the best international industries and artists. His playful oeuvre and his approach to pop/rock culture has been seen around the world appealing to every generation in their own singular way.
- A very private look into the life and work of an exceptional designer
- With commentary from Jean-Charles de Castelbajac himself, as well as many personal letters from his celebrity clients
- A must-have for any true fashionista