Visionary creator Jean-Charles de Castelbajac has anticipated what now constitutes the foundations of new creation: art and fashion, subversion, and collaborations.
His multidisciplinary work in art, fashion, and design revolves around a short chromatic range of blue, yellow, and red, with one of its most notable representations being the dressing of Pope John Paul II, bishops, and priests for the World Youth Day in 1997.
His clothing and art are imbued with his passion for history, the world of childhood, and Pop art. He has collaborated with numerous artists, including Keith Haring, Lady Gaga, and Robert Mapplethorpe.
His art is expressed through installations, performances, chalk street art, drawings, and paintings.
In 2015, he created a 3,700 square meter fresco for Orly Airport in Paris. In September 2018, he created a monumental work for the Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais in Paris.
Since 2018, he has been creating collections for United Colors of Benetton.
His artistic work is the subject of an exhibition titled "Le Peuple de Demain" at the Galerie des Enfants in the Centre Pompidou, which has been running from September 25, 2021, to July 18, 2022. On this occasion, the book "Dessins tout-terrain" featuring 500 of his drawings spanning 50 years was published by Flammarion.
In 2022, he is also present at the Mobilier National with the scenography of the exhibition "No Taste for Bad Taste," which traces 40 years of French design, and with a carte blanche titled "L'atour d'assises," centered around French styles.