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6 Dec

Anine Bing’s Lingerie Campaign Is a Beautiful Tribute To Real Women

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Lingerie can be incredibly empowering. “Women wear it to feel great for themselves, far more than wearing it for someone else. You’re the reason,” Anine Bing, the former blogger and singer, who debuted her namesake line of model-off-duty staples in 2012, tells CR. The designer's cute and comfortable underpinnings, in particular, have developed a cult following among it-girls like Kendall Jenner and the Hadid sisters. Last week she expanded and re-launched her best-selling range of lingerie (all priced under $100) with an inspiring new campaign featuring real women—ages 19 to 64—with zero retouching. “They’re entrepreneurs and artists, survivors and life-givers,” says Bing. “Each has a unique story to tell.” Check out some of CR's favorite images from the campaign below and shop...
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16 Nov

Violet Chachki Becomes The First Drag Queen To Land A Lingerie Campaign

Anna Swiczeniuk

The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner talks the importance of her new pinup-inspired ad campaign.

In a year when gender norms are (finally) being challenged more than ever, Violet Chachki just made a huge stride by becoming the first drag queen to land a major lingerie campaign.
Chachki, who won the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race, faces a Bettie Page-inspired lingerie campaign for London brand, Playful Promises. In the series of photos, she models a range of vintage, pin-up-esque pieces from bustier bras to high-waisted underwear, corsets, and garter belts.

Anna Swiczeniuk
Anna Swiczeniuk
Channeling Bettie Page for the barrier-breaking campaign was especially fitting for Chachki, as the '50s pin-up model is a big part of her drag persona, "Bettie Page has been...
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