MATERIAL BOY: Jean Paul Gaultier is taking his signature sailor stripes and tattoo prints into the world of home textiles and accessories. The French designer has signed a licensing pact with Paris-based fabric specialist Lelievre, which also markets curtains, cushions, throws and the like under brands including Missoni Home, Sonia Rykiel Maison, Alacantra and Kenzo Maison.

“I’m only a couturier,” Gaultier said. “My métier is the art of dressing, and I’ve channeled the codes of my collections into these furnishing fabrics.”

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The Jean Paul Gaultier par Lelievre collection, comprising eight textile ranges, is to be unveiled to the trade in September.