NEW YORK — "Chicago" is jazzing up consumers and lingerie designers alike.
The movie, which won six Academy Awards on March 23, showcases overtly sexy daywear, bustiers, corsets and garters. As a result, retailers said the appetite for specialty lingerie items in the last few months has generated sales gains of 17 to 30 percent in corsetry as well as in Twenties- and Thirties-inspired daywear. Now, stores and designers are scrambling to add key items for late-fall selling.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"