Provocateur

Agent Provocateur and John Smedley - they're an odd couple to be sure. I mean, one is a maker of sexy lingerie, the other of sensible cashmere knits. Nevertheless, the two are to join forces, creating two new lines: French Maid, which will consist of a mini dress and scoop neck sweater, and Skater Girl, which brings to mind Avril Lavingne but actually sounds more Madonna, being a leotard, top and matching underwear. Serena Rees, co-founder of Agent Provocateur, however, denies the influence of the material girl and says the new lines are inspired by 50s pin-up girls in their tight sweaters.  The two new lines will apparently start to appear from next month. Sexy cashmere - love it...