ABC NewsUnfortunately, Tuesday’s New York City launch of The Intimate Britney Spears Collection — Britney’s new line of lingerie and sleepwear — did not feature the star prancing down the runway in a bra and panties. But there were more than enough scantily clad women onstage to make up for that.
The unveiling of Britney’s collection took place at, of all places, the New York City Public Library, in a beautiful room with a glass dome, with a white carpet, white chairs and chocolates with Britney wrappers for everyone. The curtains on the stage parted to reveal a room done up like a simply decorated boudoir, with an old-fashioned gramophone in the corner.
“The softest blush of roses, playing peek-a-boo on sheer nylon,” said Britney’s voice on the sound system. “Paint me satin, embroider me with mother-of-pearl. Paint me feminine with a bow, and let me feel like a little girl. This is the art of being a woman and remembering the feelings of a girl. The Intimate Britney Spears collection.”
What followed was a brief fashion show, where a variety of models of all races came out, one by one, onto the boudoir stage and modeled Britney’s creations. The looks included everything from nightgowns and lounging pajamas, to sexy black bras, panties and garters, kimonos, bustiers, high-waisted panties and more innocent-looking lingerie sets. The only thing each woman had in common was a large flower in her hair: there are ten individual lines, each one named after a flower, including Camellia and Ambrosia.
“This is what it looks like: a look that can hypnotize a man, and empower a woman,” said Britney in voice-over. “The intimate Britney Spears collection, inspired by silk, silhouettes and promises.”
Finally, Britney herself took the stage, wearing a bright red, sleeveless jumpsuit with a plunging neckline. “I wanna thank the beautiful models today, and all of you for coming,” she told the crowd. “This is something I’ve been working on for two and a half years, I’m really, really passionate about it and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I have. Thank you all for coming.” And then she was gone.
She later tweeted, “What an incredible experience! THANK YOU New York for being such a beautiful audience.” Look for Britney on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, where she’ll chat more about her new venture.
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