From the Borgias to Game of Thrones, Lingerie Loves TV


Hanro Vintage Charm

Last week it was Helmut Lang and LD Tuttle’s “Game of Thrones” inspiration, and this week comes the news that a slew of television shows are influencing…contemporary lingerie.  No, really.  And “Game of Thrones” didn’t get left out of this trend, either.

Specifically, besides “Game of Thrones,” “The Tudors,” “The Borgias,” and “Boardwalk Empire” have all been cited as inspiration by designers who specialize in high-end underthings.  Helen Stuart, who designs Only Hearts, looked to “Game of Thrones” for both innerwear and swimwear, while Deborah Marquit, who runs an eponymous label, also used HBO’s fantasy show for her spring collection, but sprang forward a few hundred years by looking to “Mildred Pierce” for her fall line of undergarments.  Hanro, meanwhile, created a special archival collection entirely inspired by “Boardwalk Empire” and its Twenties-style details, like lace edging and mother-of-pearl buttons.  And Sara Romoli, who creates modern corsetry, notes that “The Borgias” has been more than influential on her debut collection.

Since it seems taking pointers from television is an industry trend here to stay, we’re just glad no one’s creating brassieres inspired by “Mad Men.”  (The pointy look is one trend that just doesn’t need resuscitation.)  What do you make of the occasionally extreme throwback trends when it comes to lingerie?  Would you wear any of it?