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Tights and packaging designed by Jean Paul Gautier

This pair of Wolford tights with Eiffel tower motif were designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris, 2001-2. They are part of a collection of Australian and international designer clothing, shoes and bags from the personal wardrobe of Catherine Martin.

Catherine Martin is one of Australia's outstanding creative talents, working as a production designer, film producer and costume designer on significant film, theatre and event productions including Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, …


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Object Statement

Tights with packaging, nylon blend / cardboard, designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, made by Wolford, Austria, used by Catherine Martin, Australia, 2001-2002

Physical Description

Pair of Wolford tights with Eiffel tower woven motif rising from centre back seam of each leg. Made from 84% nylon, 15% elastane and 1% cotton.

Cardboard packaging, black and white. Printed Eiffel Tower design on front. The front has printed in white text over a black background the Wolford logo, the Jean Paul Gaultier logo, 'TIGHTS' and 'SAISON 2001-2002'. The underside of the packaging is black with white text and has the Wolford and Jean Paul Gaultier logo reprinted, a photographic image in black and white of the stockings being worn, a description of the product and sizing information. White tissue paper with Wolford logo monogram is inside packaging.


Black fabric label with white printed text, inside tights - 'Jean Paul GAULTIER', 'Wolford' / 'WIEN PARIS LONDON', 'SMALL', 'Made in Austria'

Adhesive paper label, back of packaging, printed text - '$ 65, -"



210 mm



Catherine Martin was born in Sydney in 1965. She completed a Diploma Design course at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney. It was here that she met and started working on projects with her future husband and creative partner Baz Luhrmann (b 1962).

Martin's first design project with Luhrmann was his experimental opera entitled Lake Lost devised for the Australian Opera in 1987, for which she and her co-designer Angus Strathie won a Victorian Green Room Award for Best Design. She has designed all of Luhrmann's subsequent productions including Strictly Ballroom (1992), Romeo + Juliet (1996) for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction, A Midsummer Night's Dream (various season's 1993, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2003) Moulin Rouge (2001) for which Martin won Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and best Production Design, La Bohème (various productions, 1990, 1993, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2004) and Australia (2008).

Catherine Martin and Baz Luhrmann married in 1997 and in the same year co-founded their film, theatre and entertainment production company Bazmark Inc and its subsidiaries Bazmark Live and Bazmark Music.


Credit Line

Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Catherine Martin, 2011

Acquisition Date

21 June 2011

Cite this Object


Tights and packaging designed by Jean Paul Gautier 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 May 2022, <>


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