Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2011
Backstage, Jacobs explained that the fetish idea came from a conversation with LVMH's Bernard Arnault about women's "inexplicable" (his word, not ours) obsession with bags. "And that got us started thinking about passions, and any of the disciplines that require effort and work and commitment," he said." (Style.com)
The Night Porter (Italian: Il Portiere di notte) is a controversial 1974 film by Italian director Liliana Cavani, starring Dirk Bogarde and Charlotte Rampling.
Dirk Bogarde plays Maximilian Theo Aldorfer, a former Nazi SS officer, and Charlotte Rampling plays Lucia Atherton, a concentration camp survivor who had an ambiguous relationship with Aldorfer. Flashbacks show
Max tormenting Lucia, but also acting as her protector. In an iconic scene, Lucia sings a Marlene Dietrich song to the concentration camp guards while wearing pieces of an SS uniform, and Max "rewards" her with the severed head of a male inmate who had been bullying the other inmates, a reference to Salome.
Thirteen years after World War II, Lucia meets Aldorfer again; he is now the night porter at a Vienna hotel. There, they fall back into their sadomasochistic relationship.
In responses to The Night Porter, Cavani was both celebrated for her courage in dealing with the theme of sexual transgression and, simultaneously, castigated for the controversial manner in which she presented that transgression: within the context of a Nazi Holocaust narrative. The film has been accused of mere sensationalism: film critic Roger Ebert calls it "as nasty as it is lubricious, a despicable attempt to titillate us by exploiting memories of persecution and suffering." Given the film's dark and disturbing themes and a somewhat ambiguous moral clarification at the end, The Night Porter has tended to divide audiences. It is, however, the film for which Cavani is best known. (Wikipedia)
Another collection in this style (not exactly, but still - cat costumes are also for sale in fetish and sex shops)
is from Thierry Mugler
The show was ended by Lady Gaga, who recently has been cooporating with Thierry Mugler.
Gaga in Thierry M. / Kate in Louis V.
Both with cigarettes..
SS's uniforms, fetish things..
Lara Stone by Steven Klein for Vogue Paris 2009
Gaga's single wasn't the only one made in this style
Christian Aguilera's video Not Myself Today
Rihanna's single Russian Roulette
Another Louis Vuitton "bags fetishist" Madonna
who was also the face of the company for the past 2 years
These are photos from her book "Sex" which was published in 1992