What isn’t influenced by David Lynch these days? Not that we’re complaining. And we’re definitely not complaining about incorporating Naomi Campbell into the Lynchian fold, and that is exactly what lingerie brand Agent Provacateur has done for their spring campaign. Here Naomi is, as the press release states, “a hit woman from whom no one can escape.”
The campaign’s team, though inspired by Lynch and also Brian de Palma’s thriller film Body Double, consisted exclusively of women. Agent Provacateur creative director Sarah Shotton brought Unwerth in for the shoot. Unwerth’s “fizzling sensitivity to female erotic power makes her the perfect artist to capture the adrenaline-fueled chase for our bodacious killer queen Ms. Campbell,” again, according to the release.
Naomi is gorgeous, and yes, “bodacious,” but has also known to be a bit terrifying. She’s seen in the campaign holding a shovel. We’d say the casting is perfect.
The use of lingerie in these five commercials will surprise you with their controversial seduction. From super model Adriana Lima, to Kylie Minogue’s scantily clad, banned from TV, mechanical bull riding attire , you won’t regret checking out the very creative ways these commercials brought the sex to television advertising like never before.
Following Agent Provocateur’s erotic spring/summer 2012 campaign video that features a photographer giving in to the irresistible femininity of his muse, the British lingerie retailer presents another super sexy film for fall. Wilhelmina: Show Your True Self stars ridiculously gorgeous Spanish actress/dancer Mónica Cruz (Penelope Cruz’s younger sister) unveiling her inner minx to a magical camera operated by an elderly photographer. Her moves make him sweat, to say the least.
Directed by Tim Pope (the genius behind some of The Cure’s best music videos), the Victorian-inspired film was shot at London’s Clerkenwell’s "House of Detention"—a haunted prison—which fits well with Agent Provocateur’s S&M-ish fall offerings. And Cruz wears it well; at the high point of her seduction sequence, she dons a barely-there bondage number and aggressively dances with a hanging chain. After the photographer pretty much loses it behind the camera, he finally emerges to say, "That’s never happened before." Minimize to a smaller screen and watch the clip below.
To keep up with the Agent Provcateurs and Kiki de Montparnasses of the world, Victoria’s Secret has added a high-end lingerie line to their roster of fancy underthings. The collection, which launched yesterday, features racy lace numbers, ruffled knickers, fierce garter belts, and barely-there chiffon babydoll gowns. Essentially, this new range reveals the secret that the deceivingly demure Victoria has been keeping from us all along: she’s a major minx.
Regarding pricing, WWDreportsthat bras retail $98 to $158, undies and garter belts are $38 to $68, and baby dolls and teddies are $158 to $218. There’s also a kimono ($210) and merry widow ($298) in the mix. See the no-nudity-but-minimize-your-browser-if-you’re-at-work collection here.
Penelope Cruz and her sister, dancer Monice Cruz, are (sexily) teaming up with spendy lingerie experts Agent Provocateur to design a lower-priced line called L’Agent. This is (sexy) music to the ears of anyone who has ever forked over $210 on one of their bras.
L’Agent won’t be available in L’Agent Provocateur boutiques, but instead will be sold in department stores, including Bloomingdales and Barney’s New York in August 2013. Bras, panties and corsets will be priced around $65 each and there will be seven or eight pieces for the 15 different styles in the diffusion line, Women’s Wear Daily reports.
Monica Cruz is the face of L’Agent Provocateur’s current campaign. The sisters have also designed for the clothing lines Mango and Samantha Thavasa. But anyone who has seen the short film below from Monica’s campaign or watched Vicky Cristina Barcelona can agree these sisters have "lingerie model" written all over them. You’re a lucky man, Javier Bardem.
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Agent Provocateur’s latest ad campaign takes place in a world where female pirates rule and wine flows like water. A slew of scantily clad models — which includes such recognizable faces as seasoned supermodel Helena Christensen and newbie Alice Dellal — show off a whole lot of flesh and a wide range of weaponry (knives, pistols, and swords included) in the Brit lingerie label’s latest ads. The campaign is typical AP: two parts theatrics to two parts exposed skin, which altogether makes for a pretty entertaining final package.
That said, there is one particular shot of Christensen (see above) modeling a look called Esme that I found a bit unsettling. Maybe it’s the hair, but the photo bears a striking resemblance the photoshopped, gun-totting, bikini-clad images of Sarah Palin that have been so ubiquitous these last few months … not exactly a turn-on. Regardless, one thing is for sure — the pirate trend is in full effect for fall (apparent everywhere from above-the-knee boots to lots of fringe and fur). For more, click here for a video that’s decidedly NSFW (but well worth watching for Helena Christensen’s sword fight sans skirt).