Women’s liberation comes in many guises, not all of which are products of legislation or progressive grassroots organization. In fashion, liberation invariably is couched in styling terms, where stay-up stockings and bras are right up there with suffrage and equal pay. The February 2017 issue of Harper’s Bazaar figures in this conversation in a lingerie story featuring a sultry Alanna Arrington photographed by Victor Demarchelier. Comfort and sensuality rank highly for La Perla creative director Julia Haart. “I don’t want my clothes to constrict me or restrict me; I want them to be me,” says Haart. “The minute you can move in something and feel fluid and comfortable, that is the minute of liberation.” Alanna cuts an especially alluring figure for this story and is every bit the clothes and the clothes are every bit her. Alanna and lingerie, go figure.

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Credits include: Publication, Harper’s Bazaar February 2017; Title, “What’s New In Lingerie”; Photography, Victor Demarchelier; Fashion, Joanna Hillman; Hair, David Von Cannon; Makeup, Tyron Machhausen for M∙A∙C.; Manicure, Tee Hundley for Chanel Le Vernis; Prop styling, Nick Des Jardins for Mary Howard Studio.

Alanna Arrington | Harper's Bazaar February 2017 (Photography: Victor Demarchelier)

Alanna Arrington | Harper’s Bazaar February 2017 (Photography: Victor Demarchelier)