3/06/2011

Reinterpreted Runway Fashions (Yet Again)



Christian Dior Haute Couture S/S 2007
Jamieshow by Angelic Dreamz
Christian Dior Haute Couture S/S 2007
Superfrock
I do not have an attribute for the last photo which was taken by someone at an IFDC event.
I've just been informed that the photo was taken by Atelier Soda.

Submitted by Petra Becker, Germany.

11 comments:

  1. I love how fashion dolls began, way back in the day when dressmakers would send out mini-models of their creations to advertise their wares.
    Reinterpreted fashions still are keeping up that old tradition, and give collectors a small-scale version of haute couture.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Soda is making those... go to my facebook page I have an album where I pulled several other outfits that we now have on doll size too ....

    ReplyDelete
  3. @Anonymous: Almost all artists learn by copying masters. I love having miniature haute couture for my dolls.
    Thanks for your comments.

    ReplyDelete
  4. So the Hokusai dress reinterpretation is not by Superfrock? Who's Soda?

    Petra

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ah, I've found Soda. So it's not Superfrock who were overly inspired. I repeat: Superfrock did not steal.

    I still think this kind of copying is theft, as it is being done to make a profit. Even though you cannot always measure an idea in hard currency it does have a value.

    There is something like an immaterial good, and the person who took time and pain to bring it into the world should not simply be robbed of it, i. e. have it taken away from them without any kind of compensation, be it money or at least giving them credit.

    Petra

    ReplyDelete
  6. Petra-

    Superfrock has had several outfits which were easily identified as as McQueen inspired. There was one outfit that both Superfrock and FR copied. The FR Version was called lap of luxury. I remember they commented on their blog (before it was private) that their netting felt nice and the FR version was like window screen.

    Everyone gets inspirations. Direct copying also occurs.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love this topic- and have seen it discussed so many place, so many times. This is a super-interesting video that seems to put the issue to bed..so to speak.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/johanna_blakley_lessons_from_fashion_s_free_culture.html

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hello Uriah!

    I've just searched Terri's blog for the "Lap of Luxury" dress; seems to be Alexander McQueen. Do you know the name of the Superfrock double?

    Anyway, if I complain about dishonesty I have to try to stay honest. So the above Galliano dress was obviously a Soda re-creation, I was misled by the genuine Superfrock shoes and gas mask.

    Just some days ago there was a film about Jean-Paul Gaultier on TV. He said that he tried to create the most intricate dresses so that they'll be hard to copy. For the same reasons everyting from shoes to hats is being made at his place.

    Have a look at Sybarite Slipper, though. Or at Superfrock's "Orb", which is very much inspired by Cecil Beaton's day at the races gown worn by Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady".

    I heavily doubt people like to be robbed, though.

    By the way, as I have now inadvertently become a Galliano fan I hope that what he is being reproached with turns out to be a campaign.

    Petra

    ReplyDelete
  9. Petra: You may be a fan of Galiano's work but not of his soul. He is a hater.
    Terri

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hello Terri!

    How I wish he wasn't.

    Petra

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow!!!!!!

    I didn't think that SF copied that often. At least not as often as others. Good spotting.

    ReplyDelete