As a fashion creator, an artist and a designer, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac does not constrain his explorations into new artistic domains. He began his career as a creator in 1968. His clothes are imbued with his passion for history, the realm of childhood, Pop art and his artistic encounters.
He collaborated with artists Keith Haring, Robert Mapplethorpe, Xavier Veilhan, Miguel Barcelo and designer Ettore Sottsass. His passion for design has led him to creating many lines of furniture as well as poetic objects. His varied artistic endeavors have in common his rainbow chromatic scale.
As a visionary, he has often redefined standards by pioneering several artistic trends such as "anti-fashion” which is based on the deviation, accumulation and a close appropriation of situationism and Dadaism.
In 2006, his work was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, at the Musée Galliera in Paris in 2007 and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2019. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac has been granted the Legion of Honour and is also “Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres” in France.
He is now the artistic director of United Colors of Benetton and defines himself as a “Craieateur”.