Lady Lucie makes her official Torture Garden debut at Easter when she stages a fashion show for the TG Easter Ball at Mass on Saturday April 11.
It was not all that long ago that we were reporting on this skilled bespoke designer, dressmaker, corsetère and pattern cutter’s very first London show — at Festival of Sins in December 2008.
And now, winning one of the much-coveted Torture Garden performance spots confirms that this girl is flying high.
Lucie had actually first appeared on The Fetishistas’ radar when she took the job of wardrobe mistress for our fashion shows at the 2007 Xpo at the Barbican.
She was already known on the burlesque and alternative performance scenes as a talented costumier and corsetiere.
But her sterling work as wardrobe mistress on the 2007 and ’08 Xpo shows, coupled with her ability to run up custom latex outfits for special occasions at lightning speed, won her many new friends and admirers on the fetish modelling scene
Lucie creates unique, hand made contemporary garments with a glamorous vintage twist, specialising in one-off custom made pieces tailored to fit the individual perfectly. Each garment is lovingly handmade to order in her studio.
This designer uses the finest luxury materials, in particular latex, fine lace, silks and satins using her experience and contacts to source the perfect fabric and trimmings for the projec
Her corsets are made using traditional methods and materials including steel boning to achieve the perfect hourglass shape while being comfortable and durable
Past and present projects include: burlesque outfits, bridal, fetish and fantasy wear, dance and ballet costume, circus, stilt, aerial and performance costume, glamorous evening wear and reproduction vintage styles
Our gallery shows a selection of Lucie’s corsets and latex designs that were shown at Festival of Sins. The theme of the evening was Greed and Lucie’s show was created so that each model segment reflected one of the many different kinds of greed that tempt us mere mortals
Models Daniella Vinci and Pippa started it all with their greed for gifts, while Ruby represented vanity — our greed for attention. Chocolate was the object of desire for Easy Tiger and Mam’zelle Maz, while Veronika Valentine was evidently only interested in money
Drug cravings were depicted by EmmaJ and Samantha Stone, and though diamonds were obviously Luna Rosa’s best friend, Roswell Ivory was happier going for gold
Lucie’s outfits were appropriately accessorised by millinery from Floozey, with make-up by Sammm Agnew and hair by Ruby True.
However, don’t go along to the Easter Torture Garden expecting to see the same stuff on stage. It’s just not Lady Lucie’s style to recycle garments from previous fashion shows, so expect her TG debut to feature all-new designs.
It’s just not Lady Lucie’s style to recycle garments from previous fashion shows, so expect her TG debut to feature all-new designs