In the last two weeks I've seen two corset bodys that seem to share more than a passing resemblance to a piece created by Mr Pearl for Galliano S/S 1997 Collection
I am not adverse to looking at landmark designers for inspiration. It's what you take and how you interpret it that matters, if you want to create something that then becomes your own. You could take inspiration from the creative 'style' of John Galliano who researches vintage references and interprets them in an even more beautiful way in modern fabrics, finishes and style and then try matching the dedication to craftmanship of Mr Pearl. Now that is what I would love to see the end product of.
Just please don't do a poor versione
John Galliano S/S 1997
Victorias Secret November 2012
Christina Aguilera 40th American Music Awards