Jean Paul Knott on the runway Spring 2003
Jean Paul Knott on the runway Spring 2003

PARIS, Aug 19, 2008 / FW/ — Known for his sensitiveness to quality, originality and exclusivity, Jean Paul Knott has found synergy between fashion and art.

Honing his skills under the tutelage of Yves Saint Laurent for 12 years, Jean Paul Knott launched his own label ‘JEANPAULKNOTT’ in 2000 in Brussels. Though his life in fashion had taken him to Milan and Paris, there was never a time when Jean-Paul put it on the shelf. He never stopped developing it.

In 2001, he was named Artistic Director for Krizia; in 2002 he designed costumes for Maurice Bejard Ballet, and in 2003 he started working as Creative Director for Louis Feraud Paris.

The next two years, 2004 and 2005, Jean-Paul concentrated in his own label, developing an underwear line and an accessories line under JEANPAULKNOTT. He was also commissioned to design rooms at the Royal Windsor Hotel in Brussels.

To Jean-Paul, fashion is not just about clothes. It is also art. So, in 2006, he launched his first concept gallery in Brussels. As expected it is dedicated to clothes, fashion and art.



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