Gaultier is one of the most successful and respected designers of the 20th century. His work became a pop controversy, frequently getting harsh critics, but mostly stunned fans.
He is also known for getting along with women in the pop scene, such as Madonna and now Dita Von Teese. His Madonna cone bra is one of his most famous creations. Another pop artist that have been frequently wearing Gaultier's creations is the as much eccentric Lady Gaga.
Gaultier's work has been a trip into a world of wonders. He is one of the few haute couture designers at the moment, and could easily be considered the most important for his unique legacy and iconic pieces.