Last week we told you that Jean Paul Gaultier had teamed up with luxe lingerie label La Perla to design a collection of underwear. Yesterday, at the designer's couture show in Paris, the first pieces were unveiled in style.
Gaultier asked the world's most famous burlesque artist, Dita von Teese, to model a revealing crystal, cut-out corset with matching shoulder pieces. Dita being Dita, of course, it wasn't as striaghtforward as all that. She strolled onto the catwalk dressed in a beautifully draped black chiffon gown and performed a striptease to reveal the lingerie underneath.
Dita tweeted yesterday afternoon, 'That was quite a haute couture moment....' We couldn't agree more.
If you're hoping to work the look yourself then you may be disappointed to learn that the runway piece was a one-off, created to showcase the collectuion that's due to hit stores. But the range is equally beautiful - and perhaps a little more practical - and will go on sale in November.More