Quirky French fashion maven Jean Paul Gaultier has collaborated with luxe Italian lingerie brand La Perla on a sexy new collection of retro-inspired underthings. Available as of November with prices ranging from about $600 for bras and panties to $1,200 for more intricate pieces, the costly collection will include corsets, bustiers and other items designed to enhance the body’s curves. Black and powder pink dominate the color palette along with a few coral and baby blue pieces. “In my latest prêt-à-porter collection I revisited the conical bras and corsets worn as outerwear,” Gaultier notes. “Lingerie is part of my core beliefs and my heritage. It has been nearly 30 years since I created my first corset dress. This collaboration was a natural and logical step, especially since La Perla is the pearl of lingerie, with the best savoir-faire.” Two limited edition pieces will be presented on July 7th during Gaultier’s couture runway show in Paris.
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