Named after the 19th-century French courtesan who was just as infamous for her extravagant lingerie collection as she was for her royal clientele, Brooklyn-based company Cora Pearl has captured our attention with its exquisite, well-curated selection of vintage underpinnings from the early 1900s to the 50s. For fall, owner and intimates enthusiast Natalie Krim has enlisted the help of photographer Claire Rosen and artist Jack Greer to craft a magical lookbook inspired by a subject of much intrigue: Houdini.
The provocative lookbook juxtaposes delicate bralettes, high-waisted briefs and tap pants against the darkly romantic world of the elusive illusionist. Lingerie-clad model Coco Young is shown tied up, shackled and even levitating in some of Houdini’s most daring magic tricks, giving a clever and compelling new dimension to the ubiquitous bondage theme.
Cora Pearl Underpinnings is available exclusively at shopcorapearl.com.