Starting today, the dark, seedy-looking basement of New York City’s iconic Museum of Sex will transport visitors into the leathery world of Zana Bayne. The New York-based accessories designer, whose clients include an A-list roster of celebrities and rockstars, has just bowed a pop-up shop there for the next three weekends, bringing along with her an impressive, floor-to-ceiling leather art installation (don’t worry—it’s on view until October) and a capsule collection of floggers, harnesses, and leather bras designed exclusively for the museum.
The multilayered exhibition feels a bit like a terrifying—and thrilling—sex dungeon, with mannequins covered head-to-toe in thick, red leather and bound by Bayne’s sturdy pieces of hardware. On one wall, there’s a display of custom stage pieces created for everyone from Beyoncé (who wore Bayne’s leather bullet bra in her music video for “Sorry”) to Madonna (Madge sported a gemini harness in her “Truth or Dare” fragrance commercial in 2012). Pieces for Gwen Stefani, Nicki Minaj, Debbie Harry, and Lady Gaga are also on view.