Jean-Paul Gaultier has produced a high-end lingerie collection for the Italian label La Perla which will be sold from November.
Other than the creatorâ€™s beloved lacy corsets, the collection will include underwear â€œwhich streams the bodyâ€™s curvesâ€, extra high-waisted pants and bustiers emphasizing the neck.
It also offers bras and bodices reflecting the cone-shaped chests of Gaultierâ€™s suits created for Madonna in 1990.
The black and powder pink prevail, next to certain coral and duck-egg blue pieces.
Gaultier said in a press release: “In my latest prÃªt-Ã -porter collection I revisited the conical bras and corsets worn as outerwear.â€
â€œLingerie is part of my core beliefs and my heritage. It has been nearly 30 years since I created my first corset dressâ€.
â€œThis 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 at the time of Gaultier couture runway show in Paris:
A satin bra as well as a â€œbutt paddedâ€ garter belt that has been built in such a way that it rounds of the figure for an irrestible silhouetteâ€.
The collection will be sold from November onwards in La Perla and Gaultier shops, as well as in a selection of department and multi-brand stores.
The luxe lingerie doesn’t come cheap, retail prices range from $618 for bras and panties to $1,236 (at current exchange) for more intricate pieces.