made hermodelling debut
on Wednesday atJean Paul Gaultier
's couture show in Paris.Eurovision
winner Conchita, who has long been a fan of the French fashion house, followed in the footsteps ofBeth Ditto
andDita Von Teese
toclose the presentation of the Fall/Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection
."I met Conchita two years ago she came to one of my couture shows," Jean Paul Gaultier toldThe Independent
after the show."I loved her look and when I heard that she would represent Austria for the Eurovision Song Contest, I was delighted.
he added. "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."Conchita, who is the alter ego of 25-year-old showman Thomas 'Tom' Neuwirth, sported a sweeping black dress which showed-off a large tattoo, depicting her mother Helga Neuwith, on her back.
Austria-born Conchita was fresh from headlining Gay Pride festivals in London, Stockholm and Madrid. In May Conchita attended the Vienna Life Ball with Jean Paul where the singer performedRise Like a Phoenix
– the song that propelled her to Eurovision victory.