With her square-cut jade-black fringed hair, her crimson lips, and her exclusively black wardrobe with discreet touches of white, Chantal Thomass's silhouette is recognizable far and wide as a fashion icon. She is widely touted by style professionals and well known to the general public as one of the world's leading proponents of glamorous lingerie. As the only child of a dressmaker mother and an engineer father in the Paris region, Chantal's success began towards the end of the 1960s, when she launched her first ready-to-wear brand, Ter et Bantine.
In 1975, Chantal Thomass introduced lingerie into her fashion shows - creating a minor revolution in a decade heavily influenced by the women's movement. At the time, it was felt that women's undergarments should be basic, functional and above all, practical. Thomass broke the mold and began treating undergarments as outer garments, veiling and revealing women's bodies with lace and sensual transparent fabrics.
As the first fashion designer to reveal basques, garter belts and lace tights at her runway shows, Chantal Thomass was not afraid shine a spotlight on sexy lingerie. By boldly overturning the established codes of lingerie and injecting them with a high dose of impertinence, Chantal Thomass has brought about a revolution: putting underwear center stage, and transforming it into a truly desirable fashion object. Her 18th century influences, her 40s and 50s vintage references, and that burst of laughter and mischievous smile that seem to spring from each set of lingerie have forged her signature. The world of Chantal Thomass is unmistakable.HIDE DESIGNER TEXT