Will Jean Paul Gaultier do for shoulder pads what he did for bullet bras?
Judging from these these preview images, shoulder pads (and the complicated strapping they require) appear to be one of the signature elements in the highly anticipated lingerie line that maestro Gaultier is creating for La Perla.
The company said this week that the Jean Paul Gaultier for La Perla collection will arrive in stores in November. Expect to pay $600 and up for a limited edition, handcrafted bra-panties ensemble, and $1,200 and higher for the bustiers and corsets that will certainly attract the most attention.
Gaultier, the celebrated designer of Madonna’s iconic bullet bra (and so much else) is also collaborating with La Perla on a swimwear collection for the spring/summer 2011 season.
Here are some close-ups of what to expect from the Gaultier-La Perla collaboration.