Agent Provocateur’s Bringing Sexy Back
As if it’s not difficult enough to figure out what to wear when you go out in public these days—skinny jean or boyfriend? body-con dress or billowy? to belt or not to belt? (that’s really the question)—Agent Provocateur is making our head spin with the launch of its Soirée lingerie collection. Dubbed Kinky Couture, the exclusive new line makes Helen Mirren’s getups in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover seem tame. Silver studded pasties, French lace garter belts, and silk chiffon playsuits are just the beginning. And for those who like to cover up a little before they take it all off, there are silk smoking jackets and sheer lace gowns. Future seductresses take note: Quality kink doesn’t come cheap. The Heloise biker corset—a supple calf leather with a sea of two-inch silver spikes at the waist—will probably run you the same amount of cash it would take to buy an old Mercedes and convert it to biodiesel. We think you’ll get more mileage out of the corset.