In a Secretarial Fashion

Ellen von Unwerth once said that there was no place for spanking imagery in the world of fashion.

Don’t tell that to the elegantly subversive New Zealand designer Kate Sylvester, whose Autumn/Winter 2012 collection was based around the 2002 movie Secretary,

which may not be a movie for the spanking purist, but does contain enough stylish erotic imagery to be a rich source for Kate Sylvester’s imagination to mine for inspiration. Her ‘Secretary’ collection was launched in October 2011 with a fashion show at Auckland Art Gallery, in which one of the models obligingly bent over a desk to recreate the first bottom-smacking scene in the movie:

And she didn’t just bend over: she actually got smacked!

Here’s a closer look:

If you are interested in Kate Sylvester’s work, please visit her website.

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