It was only a matter of time before Jean Paul Gaultier went legit when it comes to his lingerie designs – after all, it's only been almost 30 years since he first dabbled in ladies under things.
The French designer chose esteemed lingerie house La Perla as his partner for the collection, which will be available in November at select La Perla and Gaultier boutiques, and select department stores.
"Lingerie is part of my DNA and of my heritage," Gaultier said in a press release.
"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 the best savoir faire."
"Cooperating with Jean Paul Gaultier filled us with satisfaction from the very start," Alain Prost, La Perla's C.E.O., said in a release.
"A perfect synergy immediately came to light between his vision and the values of luxury and elegance that have always been cornerstones in La Perla's history."
Two special, limited-edition pieces – a backstitch satin bra with a shoulder-strap motif and a garter belt – will make their debut at Gaultier's July 7 haute couture show in Paris.
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