Gaspard (1972). French designer. First noticed in 1998 at the 12th Hyéres festival on the CÂte d’Azur, an event that showcases young designers and graduates from fashion schools. Immersed in pop culture, his first Collection was very visual and typically urban. It was graphic, asymmetric, sculptured, and played with contrasting materials to create glamour and humour.
&Quad;1999. First show during Paris ready-to-wear fashion week. Yurkievich increased the impact of his clothes with a limited edition CD called Yurkievich by Herbert. The disc contained sounds recorded backstage during the show, from the screeching of clothes hangers being pulled along the rail, to the clicking of heels on the floor. Critics have likened him to Jeremy Scott and Jérome Dreyfuss for his aggressive and sexy style.
&Quad;Yurkievich did not neglect his outrageous side in his Spring-Summer 2002 show in Paris, when he sent girls from the Crazy Horse down the runway in the uniforms of the guards at Buckingham Palace, wearing corsets and bare-breasted. The ironic musical accompaniment was a track called God Save our Bearskins.