beth ditto teams with jean paul gaultier to announce her own line
From catwalk muse to collaborator, Ditto has co-created a T-shirt dress featuring JPG’s iconic conical corset to celebrate the launch of her own line.
Having appeared on Jean Paul Gaultier's vibrant runways, The Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto has now teamed up with the French designer for a special collaboration to celebrate the announcement of her own clothing line.
Ditto's designs haven't yet been revealed, but the line's launch was announced with the release of a T-shirt dress featuring a print of JPG's iconic conical corset on the front and back, with a working lace-up back. "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," Ditto said in a statement. "I love that this shirt is funny and chic at the same time, like all the best people!"
This T-shirt dress marks the first time a Gaultier design is available to buy in a US size 30. "Big girls are beautiful and Beth is super beautiful! Long live the beauty with shapes, boobs and bottoms," Gaultier added. "This is a new concept, a loose fit corset. And Beth fits it perfectly".
As for what to expect from Ditto's full collection, a release says it will feature "current styling with a vintage flair" and include, "vibrant prints and well-tailored pieces, with silks, rayons and embroidery that are frequently missing from plus-size lines." Of the decision to design a purely 'plus size' range, Ditto stated, "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!"