London: Renowned French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier is launching a lingerie line with Italian brand `La Perla`.
Gaultier, 59, who is famous for creating pop queen Madonna`s conical bra for her 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour, has developed a "provocative" lingerie collection, reported Contactmusic.
"Lingerie is part of my DNA: I have always used it in my collections. With La Perla, I have found a perfect partner," he said.
The designer, who also created Madonna`s wardrobe for her 2006 Confessions Tour, added the collection will continue to enforce his strong view of female empowerment.
"I would like to give women freedom to be who they are. I personally think women are the stronger sex; that they are more intelligent and much stronger than us men, and I always wanted to show a strong woman who seduces because she wants to," he added.
Gaultier recently opened a retrospective of his work at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Canada, where he admitted he made the first designs of his iconic bra for his stuffed toys.
"I made my first cone-shaped bra out of newsprint for my teddy bear Nana. I was always alone, doing my own story. It was my world, one in which I was very happy, dressing my teddy bear," said Gaultier.
The designer`s underwear collection will be sold at La Perla and Jean-Paul Gaultier boutiques across the world.