‘Then she began to dance… she depicted the frenzy of love that demands satisfaction. She danced like the priestesses of the Indies, like the Nubian girls of the cataracts, like the bacchantes of Lydia. She twisted from side to side like a flower shaken by the wind.’
– Gustave Flaubert, Salome
For Spring Summer 2015, Agent Provocateur takes looks to the seductive queens of ancient times to inspire a collection of intoxicating extravagance. From Helen Mirren’s scintillating portrayal of Caesonia in Caligula to Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, a heightened sense of opulence and carnality underlines the entirety of the demi-couture range.