Jean Paul Gaultier has teased “the end” of an era.
The Instagram account for the French fashion house’s bio now reads: “The end of an era.”
The page also cryptically posted a graphic of “the end” and the JPG logo underneath it.
The label is yet to confirm the significance of its mystery “the end” post.
It comes after Gaultier, 69, announced his retirement in January 2020.
The iconic designer launched his business in 1982 and introduced his first couture collection in 1997, but revealed that his January 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, would be his last.
Writing on Twitter alongside a video at the time, he said: “This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be my last. But rest assured Haute Couture will continue with a new concept.”
In the clip, Gaultier explained that his final show would be “quite a party”.
Speaking in French, he said: “Hi! This is Jean Paul Gaultier. I invite you to celebrate my 50 years in fashion at the Théâtre du Châtelet on the 22nd of January. Coming?
“It’s going to be quite a party with many of my friends and we’re going to have fun until very very late. Now I am going to share something with you. This will be my last Haute Couture show. Be there! You can’t miss this.”