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La Perla’s $1,000 T-Shirt
Posted by richard | April 1, 2014
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Regardless of how long it took to get here, the arrival of spring marks the beginning of our favorite time of year: the lingerie-as-outerwear season.

And this year, Italian luxury brand La Perla sets the gold standard for outerwear styles with a T-shirt design that wouldn’t look out of place on the red carpet or at an evening gala.

But the semi-sheer Lotus Pearl top is no ordinary T-shirt. It’s part of a limited edition collection of shimmering pieces that offer La Perla‘s interpretation of the lingerie-as-outerwear trend, elevating that peekaboo fashion staple to the level of high art.

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The Lotus Pearl shirt (priced in the U.S. at a whopping $970) starts with a silkscreen-printed tulle decorated with a lotus blossom print that creates a tattoo effect. Then it’s embellished with tiny Swarovski pearls and glitter polka dots.

The Lotus Pearl collection includes a statement-making slip dress ($1,204) in the same pattern but with a pearl border and buttons; and a party-worthy bustier ($1,280) with a built-in underwire padded bra and a ravishing pearl neckline.

It’s La Perla‘s hope that customers will match these heirloom pieces with underwear items from the Lotus Pearl collection, more modestly priced and in a monochrome beige silk satin that complements your top layers.

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That’s model Liu Wen above, wearing the Lotus Pearl bra and matching skirt.

Below are more items from the Lotus Pearl range, which is now available from the company webshop. Keep in mind this is a limited edition, so you’ll want to act quickly.

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Lotus Pearl slip dress
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Lotus Pearl bustier
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