La Perla

One of our favorite lingerie purveyors just celebrated its 50th anniversary in high style, and we feel it would be a gross dereliction of duty not to show you this picture of theirs in commemoration. La Perla ushered in its sixth decade of gloriously under-dressing women of taste worldwide the other night with a festive fete at their Madison Avenue boutique.

The evening featured *tableaux vivant* of models clad in classic lingerie from the firm’s archives, curated by noted fashion historian Valerie Steele; some of the girls posed in the storefront vitrine, to the obvious delight of passersby, including several fellows who felt a sudden urge to do some extended window shopping. Inside, the likes of socialite Ann Dexter-Jones, author Amy Fine Collins and *Top Chef* tart / noted lingerie addict Padma Lakshmi rang up sales to benefit breast cancer research. In other words, something for everyone.

—J.P.S.

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  • Jared Paul Stern