Emily Kirkpatrick
December 15, 2015 08:14 PM

Beth Ditto is one fearless and fabulous lady. The unapologetically body positive singer has been thoroughly embraced by the fashion community, most recently walking in Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2016 runway show. And Ditto is slowly changing the stigma surrounding what it means to be plus-size — one runway, photo shoot, and performance at a time. But her latest collaboration with storied French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier has her poised to be the first face of full-figured haute couture.

Christine Hahn, courtesy Beth Ditto and Jean Paul Gaultier

Not only did Ditto announce today that she will be launching a self-titled, full collection of plus-size clothing, but to celebrate she’s also releasing a limited edition t-shirt with her longtime friend under the apropos moniker Beth Ditto ♥ Jean Paul Gaultier. The oversize, dress-length shirt features an image of the designer’s iconic bullet bra bustier, complete with three-dimensional corset lacing up the back. This tee marks the first time any piece made by Gaultier will be available to the public up to a size US 30, which also means a huge swath of sizes otherwise completely unheard of in the realm of high fashion will be included. As if that wasn’t amazing enough, a portion of the proceeds from this top will also go to benefit the Girls Rock Camp Foundation.

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Christine Hahn, courtesy Beth Ditto and Jean Paul Gaultier

This shirt appears to be a natural outpouring of Gaultier and Beth’s designer/muse relationship considering she previously walked in one of his runway shows and even wore a custom gown from the designer on her wedding day. In the press release for the collaboration, Gaultier enthuses, “Big girls are beautiful and Beth is super beautiful! Long live the beauty with shapes, boobs and bottoms.” Cheers to that.

What do you think of Beth Ditto and Jean-Paul Gaultier’s collaboration? Are you excited for her forthcoming plus-size line? What celeb would you like to design a clothing collection?

–Emily Kirkpatrick

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