JEAN PAUL GAULTIER HAUTE COUTURE SPRING-SUMMER 2018. Tribute to Pierre Cardin. RUNWAY MAGAZINE ® Collections Special Selection “Fashion Treasure”.
This collection Jean Paul Gaultier dedicated to his mentor Pierre Cardin, the great designer who discovered Jean Paul Gaultier and put him on the fashion scene. Jean Paul Gaultier decided to “show his love” and created collection – tribute, “in the style” of Pierre Cardin. We would like to make a POINT here and describe the difference between INSPIRATION and COPY. It is important to see and know the difference in the “era of copy” or “era of replicas”. Many designers for the last 20 years not just replicate the style or silhouette, but replicate pieces of the great designers and present as their own. When the fashion critics point that this is copy, designer who presented the copy has one answer: “this is not a copy, I was just inspired”. That is probably why fashion critics are no longer welcome to the fashion shows. Their place took fashion bloggers, who has no knowledge or culture, they are here to create “buzz” and show themselves during the event without attention to what actually designer shows. It is like another version of vulgar carving on the trees “Patricia was here”.
“Inspiration” is a creation “in the style”, a creative process “in the certain frame”, like this collection of Jean Paul Gaultier is a creative work in “Pierre Cardin style”, to which Pierre Cardin was actually invited. “Copy” or “Replica” is exact copy, which duplicates an original artistic work, in smaller scale, with diminutive quality for example. Many legal issues raised for the past 10 years about this issue. There are already known the legal issues initiated by the designers who create the original work against the designers who made a copy, and in addition to the fact of copy destroying reputation of the copied original and designer because of the diminutive quality of the copy.
Back to this collection Jean Paul Gaultier created his tribute to the great inventor of our time Pierre Cardin with the great appreciation to all inventions of this great designer to the whole era in fashion, which became an ultimate reference.