JEAN PAUL GAULTIER AND LA PERLA:
AN EXCLUSIVE «Collection Créateur»
OF LINGERIE FOR FALL 2010
It is with great pleasure that we are announcing a special agreement
between the designer Jean Paul Gaultier and La Perla
for the launch of an exclusive «Collection Créateur» of lingerie.
This collaboration unites the absolute femininity of
La Perla and its unmistakable DNA and couture seduction
and the distinct creative approach of Jean Paul Gaultier.
«Lingerie is part of my DNA and of my heritage.»
- Jean Paul Gaultier
The collection combines the two ingrained couture approaches: the «soutache»
which is one of the great La Perla classics, a sophisticated technique for creating
motifs in silk braid on tulle and the star-shaped backstitches on satin for garments
that delineate those silhouettes so dear to the designer.
Each model is a celebration of the female body: from the waist cincher corset to the
slip that follows the curves of the body, from the extra-high briefs that hug the hips
to the bustier which highlights the neckline. There are also the bras and a body with
the famous pointed cups recalling the costumes created by Gaultier for Madonna’s
1990 Blond Ambition tour.
Black and powder pink, two cult lingerie colours take precedence, but there are also accents of coral and bleu canard.
Leading the way, two special limited edition garments will be presented on 7th of July
in Paris during the Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Haute Couture
show: a backstitch satin bra with a shoulder-strap motif and glove-holding strings
and a suspender belt with «protege fesses» strategically stitched to round off the
silhouette in an irresistible way.
«La Perla is the pearl of the lingerie, with a long history
and the best savoir faire.»
- Jean Paul Gaultier
Commenting on the collaboration, Jean Paul Gaultier said: «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
Talking about this project, Alain Prost, La Perla’s C.E.O., said that «cooperating
with Jean Paul Gaultier filled us with satisfaction from the very start. 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.
I believe that we will be even more satisfied once the collection is available on the
international market, as it is an explosive concentrate of luxury and femininity that
is highly desirable. All this is the result of a strategic link between two of the most
important countries in the fashion and luxury field, France and Italy. The designer
Jean Paul Gaultier, an outstanding point of reference in Couture and La Perla,
representing the excellence in lingerie worldwide.»
The creations of this capsule collection, the result of collaboration between
Jean Paul Gaultier and La Perla will go on sale in November 2010 in La Perla
boutiques around the world, in exclusive international department stores, in Jean
Paul Gaultier boutiques and in a number of highly-selected fashion stores.