If you're looking for the perfect fusion of fashion and fetish, it's natural to turn to the corset. The whaleboned foundation of feminine fashion for centuries (and underpinning quite a few male sartorial excursions also) this undergarment was triumphantly reclaimed as outerwear, in 1992 dubbed by none less than Karl Lagerfeld as the most important fashion (re)invention in years. Dolce e Gabbana are modern masters of the corsetier's art, turning away from the established fashion cannon of understated Armani ease and lycra-suctioned Versace razzmatazz into old-school Hollywood glamour for their 1991 La Dolce Vita collection, and reinventing underwear every season since. Think of their cherry and rose-strewn chiffon frocks for A/W 1996, swathed under and around elasticated girdles and long-line brassieres; their S/S 2003 criss-cross laced cocktail frock; and this gilt-festooned show-stopper for A/W 2010. Is any A/W 2010 object more fetish-worthy?