Lingerie designer creates bespoke set for West End musical

Harley Davidson motorbikes are driven down St Martins Lane as part of the celebration  of the press night of "Bat Our Of Hell. Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images.Harley Davidson motorbikes are driven down St Martins Lane as part of the celebration of the press night of "Bat Our Of Hell. Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images.

Raine & Bea has gone back to its theatrical roots to design lingerie for a new West End musical.

Founder and designer Jenna Barnes was invited to London during the rehearsals of ‘Bat Out of Hell’ to design a bespoke lingerie set for the character ‘Sloane’.

The design, worn during a striptease performance to the song ‘Paradise by the Dashboard Light’, has an 80’s vibe with some added bondage elements.

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The bespoke lingerie set created by Jenna Barnes.

The bespoke lingerie set created by Jenna Barnes.

Barnes’ creation includes a hand-beaded bra, a steel-boned waist cincher, a six-belt suspender and two pairs of briefs made using silk and lace.

Bat Out of Hell- The Musical is currently showing at the London Coliseum and features songs written by Jim Steinman and previously performed by Meatloaf.

“I was so pleased when I got an email through the Raine & Bea website asking if I would design a set of lingerie for the show,” said Barnes.

This is not the first time Barnes has designed lingerie for a musical. In 2013, she created 40 made-to-measure costumes for the musical ‘Cabaret’, including a corset worn by Will Young.

She has also made bespoke pieces for Alesha Dixon and Fleur East.

“I love being surrounded by the theatre and it was whilst working on Bill Kenwright’s ‘Cabaret’ that I was inspired to create my own lingerie brand. Six months later, Raine & Bea was born,” added Barnes.

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