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There’s a powerful link between fashion and sexuality.

It’s undeniable.

And if you doubt me, check with the experts who run the Museum at FIT.

They’re putting on a presentation called, “Seduction,” the first chronological survey to explore 250 years of sexuality in fashion.

It features seventy looks and forty accessories.

Items on display include

  • a black satin Belle Époque corset
  • red satin Manolo Blahnik stilettos
  • a skintight black leather evening gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior
  • sensuously draped silk gowns by Jane Régny and Robert Piguet
  • a satin and velvet evening gown by Christian Dior, circa 1955
  • Cristobal Balenciaga’s subtly revealing, feminine cocktail dress of the late 1950s 
  • a Rudi Gernreich mini dress with strategically placed, clear vinyl inserts
  • a silk jersey, halter-neck gown by Halston 
  • shoes and lingerie from designers such as Christian Louboutin and Jean Yu

“Seduction” is on view from December 9, 2008 through June 16, 2009 in the Fashion and Textile History Gallery at The Museum at FIT.

If you’re in NYC, you must check it out.

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The latest designer to launch into the foreign cruise runway moment is Diane von Furstenberg.

And we ♥ what we’re seeing!

Yesterday, she staged a show in Italy’s Florentine garden as celebrity and sports greats mingled with Italian aristocrats.

According to Fashion Wire Daily, Diane’s drawing power was clear from the A-listers in the front row. Tony Parker and Eva Longoria sat between princes and princesses of the Corsini, Torlonia,Borromeo and Pucci family, along with Western Europe’s greatest dandy Lapo Elkann.

It being Diane, this cruise also attracted the great and the good of fashion media: Vanity Fair’s Elizabeth Saltzman, Suzy Menkes and Hamish Bowles, plus a smattering of designers – Christian Louboutin, Eva Cavalli and ever elegant Eric Wright.

[Image from Fashion Wire Daily]

 

High net-worth female consumers rated Christian Louboutin the most prestigious women’s luxury shoe brand in the 2008 Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI) survey.

Louboutin lovers said, “They have shoes that catch the eye and the red soles are something everyone recognizes,” and “they have great styles that make you feel feminine and sexy.”

Where was the Manolo Blahnik label on the list?

It place second, ahead of Hermes which ranked third.

Following are the 29 luxury women’s shoe brands that were rated (alphabetical order):

1. Bottega Veneta

2. Burberry

3. Chanel

4. Chloe

5. Christian Louboutin

6. Cole Haan

7. Dior

8. Dolce & Gabbana

9. Fendi

10. Ferragamo

11. Giorgio Armani

12. Gucci

13. Hermes

14. Hugo Boss

15. Jimmy Choo

16. Louis Vuitton

17. Manolo Blahnik

18. Marc Jacobs

19. Michael Kors

20. Miu Miu

21. Prada

22. Ralph Lauren

23. Stella McCartney

24. Stuart Weitzman

25. Tod’s

26. Tory Burch

27. Valentino

28. Versace

29. Yves Saint Laurent