Veteran Supermodel Helena Christensen attracted crowds of curious spectators and jostling male photographers this week at the launch of her new lingerie collection. She was in the UK to promote her first collection for Triumph lingerie, the Swiss German brand which is now perking up its image courtesy of the smouldering 42-year-old Dane. She has designed three pieces for the new Essence collection – a bra, briefs and a black stretch lace corset skirt with detachable suspenders.
Her international fame reached its height in the 1990’s when she dated rock star Michael Hutchence, and the glamourous couple were seldom out of the world’s press at the time. Helena Christensen’s Victoria’s Secret days may now be long behind her. But in her new lingerie shoot for Triumph lingerie she shows that she still has a figure as stunning as any of today’s younger models.The former Supermodel, who is the ambassador of the Triumph Essence collection, has designed and now models three pieces for the Spring/Summer 2012 range.
Helena’s sexy string, lacy bra and body-hugging skirt all have subtle shaping properties – not that she needs it lol. In the shoot, Helena, at 42, shows that she still has a figure as stunning as any of today’s Victoria’s Secret models. Much to the chagrin of the male audience present at the launch, she was not modelling the items herself, but was dressed demurely in a silk Dries Van Noten dress and pink patent stilettos. “I’ve enjoyed being more than just the face and body of the brand” she stated. “I’ve collected vintage lace since I was a teenager and have always loved vintage shapes in lace. It was interesting to research its history.” She is already working on the next collection.
“Look at that body,” a woman bystander whispered in admiration as Christensen, once described as having the most beautiful body in the world, referred to the pressure on young models to conform to certain body shapes. “I never felt I had to change my body shape drastically – to have somebody try to change you is not good for your head particularly if you are a young model,” she said. She kept fit by boxing “and I stay fit and work out for myself, not for the business”, she added. Afterwards, fans queued up to be photographed with her. “I came just to see her” said another woman. “I’ve been a fan since I was a teenager. She is so much more than just a beautiful model. She is so natural. She’s an icon now.”
Triumph lingerie is world famous for its use of decorative tassels, peek-a-boo details, fine Guipure embroidery, and its sophisticated blend of satin and lace. But Helena’s flattering designs are definitely a series highlight. Each Triumph lingerie piece is developed to combine perfect fit, precise craftsmanship and small details that make all the difference.
This new lingerie range certainly looks gorgeous. And very classy too. And if any of these items can make you look vaguely like Helena does in these promotion shots, I’m sure the girls out there will be wasting no time getting their hands on this lingerie collection.