Jul 21, 2010 12:00AM

jpg back on top

Shortly after news that Veronique Gautier had stepped down from her position at Jean Paul Gaultier Group, it's been announced that the group's namesake will return to the company as president. Jean Paul Gaultier (no relation to Gautier) ditched his position as Artistic Director at Hermes in May, and still owns 55% of his eponymous company.

"It was unexpected but logical economically as he is the majority shareholder," said the former head of the company Donald Potard, a childhood friend of the designer and currently a luxury consultant. We're glad to see JPG back on top.