Jean Paul Gaultier
c. 1999 Trompe L'Oeil Sculpture Pant Set
c. 1999 Jean Paul Gaultier trompe l'oeil sculpture pant set. Semi-sheer mesh t-shirt with trompe l'oeil print front and back of nude Hellenic sculpture. Pants are high-rise wide-leg with elastic waistband and moderate stretch throughout. Fabric contents: 100% Nylon. In very good vintage condition with minor wear throughout, including pin-sized holes in left underarm.
"The trompe l'oeil effect of superimposing a naked body onto a dressed body is both playful and sexually charged, two characteristics of Gaultier's quixotic and postmodern design idiom. Through his design, the living flesh becomes stone and the stone becomes cloth, yet the body underneath retains its freedom of movement." - The Met Museum
Top is marked size XL; pants are marked size M; best fits size US 0 - 14 depending on desired fit.
Pit to Pit: 16.5" (33" when worn)
Waist: 13.6" (27.2" when worn)
Waist: 12" (24" when worn); stretches up to 16" comfortably (32" when worn)
Hip: 21" (42" when worn)