News Designer Jean Paul Gaultier Is Retiring After 50 Years See some of his most iconic red carpet moments. By Alyssa Hardy Alyssa Hardy Instagram Twitter Alyssa Hardy is a fashion and culture writer living in New York City. She was formerly the Fashion News Editor at Teen Vogue and the Senior News Editor at InStyle. She recently launched a newsletter titled "This Stuff," which publishes twice weekly. In each edition, readers find timely commentary on news stories and current events in fashion, along with personal essays and musings on trends and celebrity style, featuring personal anecdotes from Alyssa's life as a fashion insider.Alyssa is a staunch advocate for garment workers' rights, and has a deep passion for educating others about fashion's environmental impact — tones that can be felt throughout 'This Stuff.' Her work has been featured in InStyle, Vogue, NYLON, Refinery29, TeenVogue, Ladygunn, Fashionista, and Allure. She is currently working on her debut book, a non-fiction exploration of ethics in fashion titled 'Worn Out.' InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 17, 2020 @ 03:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email After 50 years of working in fashion, Jean Paul Gaultier's next runway will be his last. The designer announced the news in a video posted on Twitter. "This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be my last. But rest assured Haute Couture will continue with a new concept," he captioned the post. The 67-year-old is known as one of the most prolific couture designers of the last century and was responsible for some of the most talked-about runway looks of all time. He founded his eponymous label in 1982, and has been at the helm ever since. He also served as the creative director for Hermès from 2003 to 2010. See 8 Fashion Designers in Their Signature Uniforms One of Gaultier's most memorable moments was, of course, Madonna's cone bra. In 2013, he told British talk show This Morning that he originally created it for a teddy bear. "I created it for my teddy bear because I have a teddy bear called Nana and because I wanted to have a doll but my parents said, 'For a boy? No no no no, a teddy bear,'" he told the hosts. Kypros/Getty Images He recreated the look in 2009 for Lady Gaga to wear to the VMAs. Patrick McMullan/Getty Images The over-the-top quality of Gaultier's designs have been a draw for musicians willing to push the limits of the red carpet, including Rihanna at the 2013 American Music Awards. Jason LaVeris/Getty Images Musicians weren't the only ones to benefit from Gaultier's designs. Marion Cotillard famously stunned in one of his looks to accept her award for best actress at the Oscars in 2008. Steve Granitz/Getty Images While we may not see Gaultier taking the runway bow at shows in the future, he has assured us this won't be the end of Haute Couture.