Designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s name has been synonymous with undergarments ever since he put the final touches on Madonna’s now infamous cone bra two decades ago. Since then, Gaultier has mostly been focusing his talent on what gets layered over ones undergarments, but now, thanks to a new partnership, the French designer is returning to his Material Girl-approved roots. Come November, Gaultier will debut a line of high-fashion lingerie created in collaboration with La Perla. “The new line will comprise 27, styles—nearly all handmade—including a waist-cinching corset and bra inspired by the cone bra that the designer created for Madonna in the Nineties,” says Vogue UK.
“Two limited-edition pieces, including a satin bra with a shoulder strap motif, will feature in the label’s couture show on July 7,” adds Vogue UK of the dearly expensive couture lingerie (“prices will start at £405 for bras and briefs and £811 for corsets”). If ever there were a reason to embrace the underwear-as-outerwear trend, this is undoubtedly it.