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Beth Ditto, the former Gossip front woman, and veteran French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier have collaborated to create a ‘corset tee’, an homage to Madonna’s corset from the entertainer’s 1990 Blonde Ambition tour.
The oversize dress-length t-shirt is available to buy from Ditto’s website with a portion of proceeds going to benefit Girls Rock Camp Foundation, a charity which helps girls develop life skills, creative expression and collaboration.
The garment is part of a wider plus-size clothing line that the singer is launching, which is inspired by her “love of vintage," and will featured silks, custom prints, embroidery and Beth’s first-hand understanding of fit. This collection stems from Ditto’s desire to create clothes for women who share her body size, noted Dazed Digital. “This line is by us, for us, period,” she says, “It’s my lifelong dream to get to design real clothes for big people, clothes that are comfortable and cool!”
This is Ditto's and Gaultier's second collaboration: at Paris Fashion Week in October 2010, the singer opened the designer’s SS11 show in a laser-cut silver ribbon dress and closed it in rose-appliquéd corset with a performance of “River Deep, Mountain High” sung a cappella.