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Agent Provocateur unveils its luxury Soiree collection at Melrose Avenue boutique

December 10, 2009 |  2:35 pm

Agent Provocateur held an intimate soiree to unveil its luxury Soirée collection on Wednesday at its Melrose Avenue boutique.

The lingerie brand handed attendees photo books featuring images from its new ad campaign featuring 57-year-old model Marie Helvin -- the muse and former wife of photographer David Bailey, who recently was a judge on "Britain's Next Top Model."

The Soirée collection features pieces influenced by classic movies -- "Barbarella" and "The Night Porter" --  that can transition to ready-to-wear, such as the fitted Billie jacket and cut-out Elysia gown (both $1,790). Agent Provocateur’s classic boudoir pieces appeared as the lacy Gardenia set (worn by Helvin), including a corset ($1,500) and waspie ($850), along with the sheer leopard-print Lalita metallic lace slip ($2,590). The "Barbarella" homage came as the Swarovski crystal-chain Fonda playsuit that includes pasties ($2,790). Charlotte Rampling circa "The Night Porter" could have carried off the black-studded leather Lisha sets, including a spiked corset called the Heloise ($4,900).

-- Max Padilla


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Photo: Marie Helvin in Agent Provocateur's Gardenia set. Credit: Agent Provocateur