There aren't many fashion designers who can say they got their starts as underage prostitutes. But Zahia Dehar, who showed her second collection of "couture" lingerie in Paris today, first earned her fame as the center of a high-profile sex scandal involving three elite European soccer players in 2010. Oh, and she was 16 years old.
But the players emerged more scathed than she. Zahia crossed over into fashion, earning praise from Karl Lagerfeld and a cover shoot for V's Spain edition. She also starting designing fantastical lingerie, the second collection of which included plenty of tassels, lace, cupcakes, pasties and what appear to be mini wedding veils acting as a bikini top.
If you thought the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was wild, think again. Adriana, Alessandra and Miranda are laden down with wings and crazy costumes, while Zahia's models wear, well, very little at all.
Take in the young designer's second lingerie collection from Fall 2012 Couture Week.