After graduating from Amherst College in 1983, Elliott Arkin got his start in New York as window designer for Tiffany’s and a special-effectsmodel-builder for films and commercials. These experiences continue to inform his work, which operates in the spaces between high art and popular culture. H
Jean-Paul Gaultier is a gleefully outrageous designer, a man who habitually defies or ignores the standard definitions of style and sensibility. He has brought kitsch into the mainstream of Couture, along with fetishism, male cross-dressing, and any number of other wild and innovative concepts.