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Los Feliz lingerie boutique Jenette Bras hosts a 'retail theater' event Thursday night

January 20, 2011 |  9:14 am

Marlies In need of a new bra? You could hit up Victoria's Secret (yawn) — or attend a unique event at independent lingerie boutique Jenette Bras on Thursday night.

The Los Feliz shop, which caters to full-cup ladies (D-cups and up), is celebrating the arrival of avant-garde designer Marlies Dekkers' collection in the store with a presentation called "Strapping Lasses" — a multimedia fashion show featuring dancers dressed in the label's cheeky, strap-heavy lingerie looks.

The dancers will be performing a piece choreographed by Rosanna Gamson, who's created original works presented at venues including the J. Paul Getty Center and REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater.

The store, in essence, will be the stage — so get ready to get up close and personal with the dancers. The choreography will start in the storefront windows, moving into the fitting rooms, above the heads of guests, through the stock room and out the back into the courtyard.

The 360-degree show also will be augmented by slide and film projections, which will flicker over dancers, walls, and window panes, and an original music score.

And if you like what you see and aren't a bosomy babe, Jenette Bras will also be offering Marlies Dekkers looks in B and C cups — tonight only.

There will be fit specialists on hand to assist customers with bra selection. And — at least Thursday night — no one will stop you from dancing in your panties.

Jenette Bras: 4308 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. 7 to 9 p.m.

--Emili Vesilind

Photo: A look from the Marlies Dekkers collection. Credit: Marlies Dekkers.