Gaultier is famous for the lingerie influences that are a constant theme in both his ready-to-wear and couture collections, so he is the perfect choice to produce a collection créateur with La Perla. It is a natural - if not inevitable - move for a designer renowned for his appreciation of couture lingerie techniques (remember Madonna's iconic cone bra corset? Pure JPG.)
Madonna and those cones
For this collaboration, he has produced some incredibly beautiful pieces, including a waist cincher and high waisted knickers in classic pale pink and black colourways. The highest quality satins and embroidered tulle are hallmarks of the La Senza brand, and I'm sure the JPG pieces will be equally fabulous.
I adore Gaultier's ability to celebrate a woman's curves in an incredibly elegant way, whilst still retaining his unique sense of playfulness. Judging by the sneak peaks we have been allowed, we can expect great things from the full collection.
The collection will be previewed at next week's Jean Paul Gaultier A/W10 couture show (for those incredibly LUCKY enough to be going!) and will be available to purchase from November 2010 from La Perla boutiques, select department stores and fashion boutiques. Start saving now!
(Images Style.com, La Perla/Jean Paul Gaultier)