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by on August 28, 2012

Former underage French prostitute turned lingerie designer Zahia Dehar is headed to New York Fashion Week. France’s most famous call-girl made headlines a couple years back at age 17 when she reportedly was bought for a famous footballer’s birthday. Are her “couture” pasties ready to conquer the USA? 

Real Life <i>Pretty Woman</i> Zahia Dehar is Coming to New York Fashion Week

Former French prostitute Zahia Dehar has already shown success with her couture shows at Paris Fashion Week. After showing for the past two seasons in France, she is now bringing her bombshell line to the United States.

To reveal some of her famous supporters, her latest look book was shot by famed photographer Ellen Von Unwerth and she has previously made friends and collaborated with the ice king of fashion Karl Lagerfeld.

At age 17 she made the papers when she was a favorite call-girl among famous French footballers. But at age 20, she’s already been legitimized by the fashion industry with editorials in V Magaznine and Vanity Fair.

As far as when she is to sell her sexy creations, Dehar’s going to be staging an aggressive worldwide launch with pop-up shops in Paris, London, and Tokyo. She’s slated to sell at Colette in France and Liberty of London in England.

With her kitschy designs of ladies in lingerie popping out of doll boxes and cupcakes, her actual lingerie designs mimc burlesque performers instead of prostitutes. Maybe the famous movie Pretty Woman did have something to say about the call-girl with a heart. But unlike Julia Roberts, this one speaks French.

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Contributed by Emily Draznik

Chicago transplant and aspiring gay icon. I hold the belief that puns are the highest form of humor and love writing about fashion and everything in between.