On Wednesday, Bella Hadid attended the Victoria’s Secret Angels Viewing Party 2017 in New York wearing this Lady P Long Evening Dress by Atsuko Kudo.
Bella Hadid has worn Atsuko Kudo before, that time a plain black Paris Cup Pencil Dress. Both are stunning in their own right, but the fine lacework of this pearl sheen red dress pushes it into the upmost tier of luxury of what is already an upscale boutique latex brand.
Atsuko Kudo considers the lace effect latex as seen here to be one of her signature innovations, and we think it makes the nature and origin of the material slightly more subtle – an extra step in the direction towards couture and away from fetish. This applies to non-black and patterned latex in general, but the design here is particularly delicate and classy.
We wonder why patterned latex has not made more inroads into showbiz fashion, being aware of only one previous occasion when it was worn: by Kelly Brook back in 2009.
With the positive reception for Bella and her gorgeous and elegant dress on Wednesday, who knows, she may just spark an interest in a different sort of latex.