Supreme's New Jean Paul Gaultier Collab Puts a Spring-Forward Spin on Two Classic Vans

These floral editions of the Vans Chukka Pro and Era Pro are poised to sell out in seconds.

Supreme is one of those brands that can collaborate with anyone and everyone. And this week, the NYC-based crew is proving it by teaming up with Jean Paul Gaultier, the legendary French fashion designer who's earned himself a reputation as one of the industry's foremost provocateurs (he also provided the costumes for Madonna's "Blond Ambition" tour and The Fifth Element). 

But apparently even that wasn't enough. Because there's another brand in the mix, one that's probably a little closer to home for most of Supreme's fan base: Vans. The California-born skate company offered up two of its classic silhouettes to the Supreme x Gaultier collection: The Era and the Chukka.

The Supreme x Jean Paul Gaultier Era Pro sneaker.

Both sneakers are done up in a lush floral print that also pops up in different parts of the larger collaboration, like on hoodies and sweatpants. And both are offered with either a tan base or a burgundy one. Just pick your poison—or, actually, probably don't. The entire collection is already available online, and will likely sell out in a matter of seconds. You'd be incredibly lucky just to get a pair of the sneakers in the first place, much less your first choice.


The Supreme x Jean Paul Gaultier Vans Chukka Pro. 

All four make-ups look pretty damn stylish, though. So if–big "if"—you snag a pair, your spring look will thank you for it. 

Oh, and if an ultra-limited three-way collaborative sneaker isn't enough hype for you, there's also the leather holster made in collaboration with Schott. A couple years ago, I might've believed it would sell slower than other items in the drop, and I probably would've been wrong, regardless of timing. But this year is the Year of the Harness/Holster/Whatever—it'll probably sell out first. 

This story originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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