Conchita Wurst closes Gaultier couture show

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst closed Jean Paul Gaultier's haute couture show in Paris, embracing the designer at the end of the runway in a full gown.

Gaultier said Wurst was "unstoppable". Credit: Reuters

Wurst, real name Tom Neuwirth, strutted down the runway in the prestigious closing shot of the couture show, usually reserved for the designer's favourite model.

Wurst won Eurovision with her song "Rise Like A Phoenix". Credit: Reuters

Jean Paul Gaultier was full of praise for the bearded transvestite and said: “I always say that beauty is difference and Conchita has shown us all that she is unstoppable. And she looks great in couture; she is a real couture woman.”