Jean Paul Gaultier walks Conchita Wurst down the runway
The Eurovision winner closes Jean Paul Gaultier's haute couture AW14 show
Eurovision winner, bearded lady and newly minted Pride icon Conchita Wurst clinched her latest honour yesterday: closing the Jean Paul Gaultier haute couture AW14 show. Gaultier is known for his unusual casting choices, and past runway shows have included transgender model Andrej Pejic and singer Beth Ditto.
Conchita Wurst is the drag persona of Austrian singer Tom Neuwith, and won this year's Eurovision with her song Rise Like a Phoenix. Gaultier told The Independent, "I met Conchita two years ago she came to one of my couture shows. I loved her look and when I heard that she will represent Austria for the Eurovision Song Contest, I was delighted. When she won I was crazy with joy."