Target has been unstoppable these past years when it comes to beating out its competitors and partnering up with the biggest names in fashion, so it’s wholly believable that there is validity in the rumor that French couturier and avant garde master Jean Paul Gaultier will be teaming up with the mega retailer for a limited edition capsule collection.
Sources tell WWD that Gaultier is next up in the discounter’s Designer Collaboration series. Past collaborators have been Alexander McQueen and Anna Suii. This entaisl the designer basing a collection on a particular muse (i.e. Alexander McQueen based his collection on Leila Moss, the lead singer of The Duke Spirit and Anna Sui based her collection on the popular CW series Gossip Girl). While the collection won’t be hitting anytime soon, it is being reported that “the ball is in motion.” Neither party would issue a denial or validate the rumor, however.
In the meantime, shoppers can pick up Anna Sui’s Target wears which made their debut during New York Fashion Week and are now available at hundreds of Target stores around the country as well as on Target’s website.
Now if only Target could somehow convince J. Mendel’s Gilles Mendel and the Rodarte girls to team up with them, my credits cards could finally live happy…