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23rd May 2023

Jean Paul Gaultier’s naked tops are taking over street style

Ellen Fitzpatrick

We’ve all seen the naked top by now, and no, we’re not talking about sheer or mesh tops…

We’re talking tops with naked bodies on them, literally. Jean Paul Gaultier is leading the way when it comes to this unique style, and the high street is catching up.

The high end brand is no stranger to dramatic designs and out-there details, especially when it comes to their everyday ensembles.

The brand is approaching its 71st birthday and to mark it, the iconic 90s body morph shirt is back. Influencers and celebrities certainly can’t get enough of this design and we have to admit, we’re completely obsessed with it too.

With revamped versions of the tops making their way onto our streets from collaborations with Y/Project and Lotta Volkova, there is so much to love about this shirt.

Stepping out at London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, this look took over. Regardless of gender, it seemed you could turn a corner without seeing this design when it came to street style.

The one thing that made this look stand out even more in the street style game was when celebrities took it on, with Kendall Jenner at the forefront.

In 2021, Kendall began serving as creative director for FWRD and began working closely with Jean Paul Gaultier. Since then, she has teamed up with the brand on major red carpets such as the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and this year’s Met Gala.

But her love for the 90s naked dress began at the launch of her role with FWRD and Jean Paul Gaultier, with Doja Cata also opting for a similar look.

“I’m so excited to be part of Jean Paul Gaultier’s official launch on FWRD,” Kendall explained in a statement, “I have always been a huge fan of Gaultier and the Cyber Collection. As Creative Director and a big fan of 90’s fashion, edgy prints, and the way the clothes have simple lines but help you stand out — it’s an honour to be able to share his vision with our customers.”

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Since the supermodel donned this look, it has been seen high and low, now making it onto the high street.

Ego.co.uk has their own take on this look for £30 (€34), and LAPP on ASOS also replicates it for a little bit more at €190.

Boohoo has their version on sale for €23 while PrettyLittleThing‘s take is available for €25 and Nasty Gal’s more abstract version goes for €58.

A quick online search will give you dozens of results for this dress and its cheaper alternatives, with shoppers dying to get their hands on the Kendall Jenner classic.

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