“Lingerie is part of my DNA and of my heritage. It is now almost thirty years since I have designed my first corset dress, and in my latest prêt-à-porter collection I revisited the conical bras and corsets worn as outerwear. This collaboration was a natural and logical step especially since La Perla is the pearl of the lingerie, with a long history and the best savoir faire,” Gaultier said of the collaboration.
The awaited Jean Paul Gaultier for La Perla lingerie collection is set to hit the stores in November with bra and panties priced at about $618; and $1,236 for the more elaborate bustiers and corsets. You will be able to shop the collection in La Perla and Jean Paul Gaultier boutiques around the world, in exclusive international department stores and in a number of highly-selected fashion stores.
La Perla and Jean Paul Gaultier also collaborated on a beachwear capsule collection which will be presented during the Spring/Summer 2011 Paris Fashion Week.
While we wait, impatiently I might add, lets take a closer look at this amazing handmade lingerie.