One of our greatest fashion-music muses – frontwoman Beth Ditto – has created a special collaboration with the French designer, Jean Paul Gaultier to celebrate the announcement of her own clothing line.
Ditto’s designs haven’t yet been revealed, but the announcement was made with the launch of a T-shirt dress featuring a print of Jean Paul Gaultier’s iconic conical corset on the front and back, with a working lace-up back.
Of the collaboration, Ditto says,
Jean Paul is the most generous, positive person, he truly loves women of all sizes and ages and knows how to make everyone feel gorgeous. I love that this shirt is funny and chic at the same time, like all the best people!”
The pair has been inseparable since Ditto walked the Gaultier runway in a custom gown, which was featured in a retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum.
Jean Paul is the most generous, positive person. He truly loves women of all sizes and ages and knows how to make everyone feel gorgeous. I love that this shirt is funny and chic at the same time, like all the best people!”
A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to the Girls Rock Camp Foundation, for which Ditto serves as advisory board member.
Gaultier added in a joint statement
Big girls are beautiful and Beth is super beautiful. Long live the beauty with shapes, boobs and bottoms. This is a new concept, a loose fit corset. And Beth fits it perfectly”.
As for what to expect from Ditto’s full collection, the singer says it will feature “current styling with a vintage flair”, as well as “vibrant prints and well-tailored pieces, with silks, rayons and embroidery that are frequently missing from plus-size lines”.
This line is by us, for us, period. It’s my lifelong dream to get to design real clothes for big people, clothes that are comfortable and cool!”
Ditto’s full plus-size collection will be available in February.
The Beth Ditto ♥ Jean Paul Gaultier shirt, $165, available exclusively at BethDitto.com