Day: January 28, 2021

Sidaction Unveils Fashion-Themed Lots for Online Auction – WWD

PARIS — The Sidaction auction kicks off Thursday, and the AIDS-fighting association has disclosed the lots up for grabs — they read like a who’s who of the luxury fashion world. Experiences dominate — fashion show tickets! — but there is also memorabilia and clothing.

“We chose to focus on exceptional things, like a visit to the Hermès museum followed by lunch upstairs on the terrace — things that people don’t normally have access to,” said Jean Paul Gaultier, ambassador of the association.

“Some, like Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Christian Lacroix, did paintings, there’s a chair by Hedi Slimane — neo-Art Deco, a bit futurist in gold leaf and Plexiglass that is absolutely magnificent — there are unique things like that,” he added.

“I donated a couture dress, there are plenty of lots that are rather exceptional. There’s also spending lunch with this or that person,” he said, coyly.

Reminded that he is one of those people, the designer broke into a grin.

“It would have been perhaps a bit long to spend the night with me,” he laughed.

In fact, there are overnight stays in the mix — including one at Boucheron’s Place Vendôme apartment, which has a bathtub

How to Style a Corset and Our Favorite Pieces

Season after season we see lingerie of some sort work its way into the collections of dozens of designers. Between bra tops, slip dresses, and even garter belts, the ready to wear scene has certainly seen its fair share of the bedroom if you know what I mean. The year of 2020 was when we anticipated the rise of corsets and bustiers, in particular, but once the pandemic hit and stay at home orders were in place, we assumed everyone would put away their tricky trends and fall into a loungewear slump until further notice. While loungewear is certainly on the up, we have been shocked to see that corsets and bustiers actually weren’t placed on the back burner—they rose to the top. 

Despite our lack of places to go and fancy events to attend, fashion girls proved their love of this lingerie trend all year long by wearing and sharing their favorite corset and bustier looks on Instagram. From the famous Dion Lee versions to Miaou’s kitschy take on the classic boudoir garment, it’s clear that there was nothing stopping the sartorial set from backing this trend with full force and we have the photos to prove it.