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La Perla wows with extragavant fall 17 line

La Perla wows with extragavant fall 17 line

La Perla has unveiled an extravagant collection of lingerie and ready-to-wear for fall 2017.

The Italian luxury brand presented as part of New York Fashion Week on Thursday night (09Feb17), with the glitzy show attracting the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow perched on the front row.

Embracing supermodel stars, La Perla's creative director Julia Haart had Naomi Campbell open the show by walking down a giant staircase wearing a blue silk negligee slip dress with black lace inserts underneath a matching ankle-grazing coat. Flower prints were a big focus of the collection, with Stella Maxwell sporting a purple minidress with floral embroidery on the skirt, while Isabeli Fontana rocked a plunging blue mini dress which showed a hint of a gold and purple metallic bra with a pretty pattern.

Speaking about the line, Haart says that she was inspired by the flora and colours in the gardens of British manor houses.

"It's really this concept of nature redefined by people," she told Vogue.com. "And I chose English gardens because they are more of a riot compared to, say, manicured French gardens. That's what I am thinking about: I don't like people telling me what to do or where to go. I want to wear what I want, when I want, how I want. It's all about the freedom."

Meanwhile, Joan Smalls rocked the catwalk in a black playsuit with cream lace inserts, which she wore with platform heels. As well as lingerie pieces, Haart offered up a number of chic suits and gowns, ideal for events or the red carpet. Jourdan Dunn worked her magic in a black floor-length number with a thigh-high slit and silver beading dotted throughout the skirt. And brand ambassador Kendall Jenner closed the show in a gorgeous nude sheer number that had a long train and was embellished with silver sequins and tiny white beads. The 21-year-old model also took the opportunity to show off a freshly shorn new bob, with her signature brunette locks parted at the centre.

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