The Baroness and her latex fashions were the stars of the night at the Miss Rubber World competition—now in its seventh year—Saturday night, April 6th at the Union Square Ballroom. A stunning vision in a vivid shamrock shrug, gold opera-length mitts, matching leggings, and an amethyst bodice and train, The Baroness shone on stage as both premiere latex designer and emcee at Miss Rubber World 2013.
High energy Bhangra music filled the air as eleven models strutted down the catwalk in a spectacular color pallet of metallic copper, silver, and gold; lush violet, glistening amethyst, cool blue ice, and brilliant shamrock green – a fresh change from the black, red, and transparent latex of the standard latex designs. With 20 years of experience, the Grande Dame of the latex scene is already well known for her love of exciting colors and timeless styles.
The crowd favorite was the Heart Dress, drawing exclamations of wonder from the audience. Short and form-fitting in silver with violet hearts at the breast, it combined the best elements of sex, romance, and fun. The Heart Top, cropped below the breasts, was shown in two variations: An elegant violet bodice with contrasting blue ice hearts paired with a matching knee-length pencil skirt; and a Steampunk-inspired look, in copper with gold hearts worn with a separate gold yoke, contrasting copper choker, and pedal pushers trimmed in gold. From another era, the shamrock green halter dress with luminous silver frontal yoke and back trim evoked Space Age chic.
For the exuberant spirit of the younger latex aficionado The Baroness showed her short, flared Flirty Dress in two variations: one in solid shamrock; the other combining a two-toned amethyst skirt and silver bodice.
The Femme Fatale dress was designed for the more sophisticated fetish fashionista. This fitted knee-length dress hugs every curve until it flares slightly at the knee with a contrasting hourglass-shaped front panel. This was shown in two variations: one in copper with violet; the other in dark eggplant and blue ice, worn with matching opera mitts, a short cape, and wired headpiece.
The Baroness’ new line of accessories provided the finishing touches. Each elegant look was paired with wrist or opera-length mitts adorned with adorable contrasting bows. Tightly laced Victorian Mistress collars emphasized graceful necks; a gold capelet with its neatly pleated neckline provided dramatic effect; and reversible collars peeked out from underneath shrugs and jackets.
Crowning the show with the complete collection on stage, The Baroness displayed her gift for creating unique wearable latex couture, resulting in an enthusiastic standing ovation.
The Spring 2013 line and other original latex creations can be purchased at The Baroness’ East Village Boutique located at 530b East 13th Street, between Avenue A & B, in New York City. New designs and new colors are soon to be available online as well.