Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is a visionary designer and artist who anticipated the foundations of what fashion is today by infusing art, sport, cartoons and collaborations within his designs.
All the artistic environments he touches on embody his passion for history, childhood, and poetry, as well as express his love for bright primary hues. One of the best examples of this, is the line he created for Pope John Paul II, 500 bishops and 5000 priests for World Youth Day in Paris in 1997.
During his career, he has worked with many artists such as Keith Haring, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lady Gaga.
Since October 2018, he designs collections for United Colors of Benetton.
As he is a multidisciplinary artist who possesses a cross-cutting vision, he has never believed in boundaries between fashion, art and design.
In 2015, he created a 3700 m2 mural for Orly airport in Paris. In September 2018, he designed a monumental piece for the Biennale des antiquaires at the Grand Palais in Paris.
In 2022, he created an installation at the Centre Pompidou entitled « the People of tomorrow » which can be seen until July 18th, 2022, and a book called « Dessins tout-terrain » including 500 of his drawings since 50 years has been published by Flammarion at this occasion.