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  • The results ranged from the high-stylish — Michael Costello, who once again shocked his dismissive competitors when his complex, black-lace, cut-up-to-here number was chosen as the winner — to the shocking: Poor, sweet Peach was sent packing after judge Michael Kors slammed her "Holly Hobby" church-supper dress, complete with "avocado dinner napkin ... goiters."

    Cheers & Jeers: Project Runway — Always the Bridesmaid...

  • Abby fails to see the vast swath of middle ground between buttoning up to the top button and donning vibrating black-lace panties, which she does meekly at Mike's command.

    Why Is Katherine Heigl So Annoying?

  • Ermenegildo Zegna suit and my short, flirty fall/winter number tossed aside in erotic urgency ... his red power-tie entwined with my black-lace La Perla Bra, both wrapped around and then cascading down the curved legs of his Rococo armchair in an artfully seductive abstraction.

    Jann Karam: A Superficial Take on Politically Historical Events as Perceived While Watching CNN and MSNBC

  • She had a collar of magnificent lace, though torn, and a terrible bonnet; but her shoes were of fine kid, in which the flesh of her fat feet made a roll of black-lace stocking.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • Earlier this year, he created animal-print frocks, metallic jackets and black-lace underwear for Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB.

    For Roberto Cavalli,

  • Goth people I don't keep up with the complete works of Jhonen Vasquez, so I can never tell if the bodiced, pale ladies and gentlemen in their tights and high heels are supposed to be portraying a character, or if they're just letting their black-lace freak flag fly free.

    Condemning Comic-Con Costumes

  • Rodeo-goers are in their Sunday vaquero best: the men in white straw-brim hats and boots; the women, many of them, in low-cut black-lace blouses, tight jeans, and tightly braided, swept-back hair with spitcurl accents.

    Gringos in Paradise

  • A pair of nervous German reporters, a man and a woman, called out to her from behind the roped-off press area, and Ms. Love – gangly and graceful in a sheer Richard Tyler haute-couture gown with black-lace overlay – leaned in uncomfortably close.

    Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire According to Courtney Love

  • She wore a transparent black-lace bodysuit, with purple feather wings, and a purple strap-on dildo.

    Eras, Easter, & Egos

  • She was tarted up like a bargain-basement Madonna in black-lace spandex tights, a black-lace skirt, and a cheap black corset; wearing entirely too much makeup, so that her eyes looked like black holes in her pale face, with a bad bleach-job that made her hair look like so much spiky dead straw.

    The Chrome Borne

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