The Jane’s Vanity website is all about portraiture. Photographs and prose help create a world of possibility that involves not just beauty, but also fantasy, history, identity, and creativity. Step into this unique frame, in lingerie from JV.
Photographer Catherine Opie notes that her work in portraiture “bump[s] up against history,” from Old Master paintings to selfie culture.* The same might be said of lingerie design. Karolina Laskowska reimagines corsetry as avant garde. Her gothic sensibility makes it new, and gorgeous, with the most delicate couture techniques. See yourself in the Asteria Corset, tall and proud, in golden Sostiss Lace on navy blue bobbinet tulle with black silk trim.
Merle Noir designer Merel Zwart brings the portraiture of dance to her lingerie compositions. You can see it in the graceful JV loungewear photos. But that is just part of the Merle Noir story. Zwart’s bespoke partnership with Jane’s Vanity allows you to own a custom garment stitched to your specifications. Wearing such a treasure would be a nice excuse for a portrait. Our friend Rachel Wood of Ray’s Photography would happily oblige.
Emily Tate at Jane’s Vanity notes that each photo on the website showcases not just lovely garments, but also the style and personality of the individual models who wear them. These fantastic women bring our dreams to life, each in her own special way.
Sometimes a single look can capture a season, or a moment. Picture Vannina Vespirini’s simple and sexy bias-cut pieces of burgundy silk: the maxi skirt, the camisole set, the lingerie set. For town, you could wear them with a black leather jacket and heels. For a sunny getaway, a pedicure is the only accessory required.
Say “fromage,” darlings. In creations from JV that reveal in many ways.
*Charlotte Jensen, “How to Take a Portrait, According to Photographer Catherine Opie,” Artsy.net, October 5, 2017.