FROM THE ARCHIVE: When perched at the open-air bar on the rooftop of the Hotel Grande Bretagne, as the sun slips behind the honey-hued Acropolis, it’s clear why this palatial property is known as the Grande Dame of Athens. While the views from the rooftop are breathtaking, so is its rich history.

Haute couture and ready-to-wear garments from the Jean Paul Gaultier archives.

Over 15 years we have met some of the fashion industry’s biggest names, discovering what inspires them and uncovering the depths of imagination that spur their collections.

Jean Paul Gaultier hearts Montreal. He gushes about his “petits cousins Canadiens” in the quintessential French accent that has become his trademark—“The people are so sympathique, so nice,” and then he adds with a chuckle, “Not so snobbish as in Paris.” And, clearly, the feeling is mutual between the fashion icon and the artsy metropolis.

Behind-the-scenes of NUVO’s summer 2011 issue cover shoot with Jean Paul Gaultier, including haute couture and ready-to-wear garments from the Jean Paul Gaultier archives.

Celebrating the French furniture company’s 50th anniversary, the Jean Paul Gaultier collection for Roche Bobois is bold yet elegant, made up of a bedroom set, furniture pieces, and complementary accessories.