Thursday, September 25, 2008

LA PERLA: SEXY LINGERIE, SWIMWEAR & RTW-LANGUIDLY LOUNGING AROUND THE POOL












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Words, Images by Judith Ecochard

Empire Hotel Penthouse & Pool, NYC September 4th, 2008
7:00PM







The sun was slowly setting as we piled into an Empire Hotel elevator-jammed with more straight guys decked out in business suits-than is usual for a Fashion Week event.







Take a posh mash-up of lacy underthings (La Perla’s BLACK LABEL), chi-chi bathing suits that will never feel a splash of water (MARE swim line), serious strappy high heels (Stuart Weitzman), and fetching knit dresses/satiny gowns that ooze expensive elitism (PRET À PORTER) on gorgeous leggy models…and DUH…even we can do the math.






















THE SHOW:


The aforementioned models all looked seriously beautiful and maintained perfect composures in the posed vignettes- amidst all those hordes of Type A dudes.





The twenty accessorized looks from this luxe Italian company- ran the gamut from evening-wear (ivory chiffon gown with lace detail),





day looks (a chic black knit dress under a black cotton silk trench),






to La Perla’s signature, high, high-end lingerie separates (gold and black bustier top with black lace bra and matching panty… and a delicate black lace chemise over lacy black bra/panty).



















Up a few stairs, models looked amused posing around the pool in swimsuits like a solid white soutache interlace bikini beneath a tropically sheer fuschia printed wrap… and a sleek sea blue ruched bikini underneath a breezy matching cover-up.

We think La Perla’s expansion into ‘outerwear’ clothes is smart, judging by this presentation…since the brand’s lingerie is deservedly famous for its superb construction and high-end fabrics, exclusive to them.

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Pictured below: ENTOURAGE's Mrs. Ari Gold (Perrey Reeves)