The announcement was accompanied by a video, in which the 67-year-old said his final fashion show during Paris Fashion Week is going to be â€œquite a party with many of my friendsâ€ and â€œweâ€™re gonna have fun until very, very lateâ€.
Gaultier, who worked as the creative director of HermÃ¨s for seven years before turning his focus solely to his eponymous fashion label in 2010, ended the clip with a promise that â€œGaultier Paris will go onâ€.
â€œThe Haute Couture continues!â€ he said, before revealing that he has a â€œnew conceptâ€.
â€œIâ€™ll tell you all about it laterâ€¦ All the little secretsâ€¦ To be continued,â€ the designer said, ending the video by blowing kisses. â€œBisous!â€
Gaultier, who was born in the Paris suburb of Arcueil in 1952, showed his first collection in 1976, before later establishing his own design house in 1982.
During his long career, the haute couture designer became known for pushing boundaries when it came to men and womenâ€™s fashion, and for his work dressing celebrities including Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Nicole Kidman.
Some of his most memorable moments include his design of Madonnaâ€™s iconic 1990 â€œcone bra,â€ worn during the pop starâ€™s Blonde Ambition tour, and his time as a presenter on the TV show Eurotrash.
Most recently, the designer collaborated with Supreme to create a collection of pieces featuring bold, punk-inspired prints.
Gaultierâ€™s retirement comes after he discontinued his ready-to-wear and menswear collections in 2014 to focus on haute couture.