One of Jean Paul Gaultiers designs for La Perla

One of Jean Paul Gaultier's designs for La Perla

Designer Jean Paul Gaultier has designed a capsule collection for Italian lingerie retailer La Perla, which will launch in November.

The collaboration draws on the distinctive conical bras and corsets worn as outerwear that Gaultier created for Madonna's 1990 Blond Ambition tour, and includes a waist cincher corset, extra-high briefs, and bustier, mainly in black and powder pink.  

"Lingerie is part of my DNA and of my heritage," Jean Paul Gaultier said. "It is now almost thirty years since I have designed my first corset dress and...this collaboration was a natural and logical step."

The designs will be sold in La Perla boutiques around the world, in international department stores, in Jean Paul Gaultier boutiques and a number of fashion stores.

Earlier this year the designer stepped down as artistic director of women's ready-to-wear at French luxury brand Hermès to concentrate on his own projects.