Gaultier classics modernised

Last updated 10:39 03/01/2013
Jean Paul Gaultier
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GREATEST HITS SHOW: Jean Paul Gaultier plans to re-work his "classics".

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Jean Paul Gaultier has re-worked some of his "most proud" pieces for his pre-fall 2013 collection.

The designer has given 15 classic creations a modern update so younger generations of fashion fans can enjoy his greatest hits from the past.

Labelled the Re-Editions Line, the offering includes wide-leg pants, leather platform pumps and the 'robe sac poubelle' - a dress crafted from what looks like black bin liner.

"In fashion, it's about the sensibility of the moment, and I thought it was time to show things which are still good today and can add something extra [to the wardrobe].

"But I also wanted to give young women the opportunity to have some of the shapes and pieces I'm most proud of and that are truly me," Gaultier told WWD.

The iconic fashion star also mused that technical advances in production will make the Re-Edition pieces more durable than the originals.

He promised that the re-worked designs will bring his customers joy for many decades to come.

"You see, Neoprene is much more sophisticated today than it was then. The pieces I did in '88 must be damaged by now, but the new generation of Neoprene will last another 50 years, I assure you," he said.

Gaultier's nostalgic collection comes after the label moved production and distribution of their ready-to-wear garments back to Italy's Gibò SpA, its original partner back in the '80s and early '90s.

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