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Jean Paul Gaultier has announced the next collaborator in its guest designer program: Shayne Oliver.

Oliver, who co-founded Hood By Air in 2006 (he left the brand in 2023 to focus on his creative collective Anonymous Club), has created a collection of ready-to-wear inspired by "utilitarianism, femininity, power and play" for the inimitable French label.

“I didn’t want the collection to be about swag-ifying something high brow," Oliver told Business of Fashion. "It felt more organic for me to critique the things I find important in the modern wardrobe, and amplify that."

The 50-piece collaboration stays true to the aesthetic that first catapulted Oliver into the limelight during his time at Hood By Air. Preliminary images provide glimpses at what appears to be a T-shirt and sheer dress printed with sportswear-inspired logos and warped with exaggerated proportions — garments that meld Oliver's streetwear sensibility and cerebral, conceptual design ethos.

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The collection is set to drop on May 6, the same day as the Met Gala. Gaultier and Oliver will reportedly host an after-party that nigh fêting the collab.

In 2020, Gaultier stepped down from designing his house's haute couture collection, instead enlisting a guest designer each season. Past participants have included Saçai's Chitose Abe, Y/Project's Glenn Martens, and most recently, Simone Rocha.

And while Gaultier officially ceased ready-to-wear operations in 2014, collaborators like KNWLS, Jimmy Choo, and Lotta Volkova have unofficially resurrected the business with relatively accessibly-priced collections inspired by JPG's couture shows.

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