Gilda & Pearl founder Diane Houston launched Gilda & Pearl in 2008, with a small capsule collection of beautifully handmade lingerie. The brand's name represents two elements of inspiration: old Hollywood glamour and traditional techniques. 'Gilda' refers to Rita Hayworth's femme fatale character in the 1946 film noir of the same name, whose iconic costumes were individually created from the most luxurious fabrics. 'Pearl' represents something which is exquisite to look at and never mass-produced.
To this day, Houston and her dedicated team use traditional techniques to design and make each piece individually in their UK atelier. Attention to detail and exquisite fabrics come together in iconic pieces, bringing the wearer true British luxury. The designer sources the finest silk fabrics from UK suppliers in London and Manchester, and the English laces come from Nottingham. The French laces are all made in Calais and Caudry, a tradition since the early 19th Century. The silk lingerie and loungewear is cut by hand and made with artisan methods, such as French seaming the silk and using traditional appliqué techniques for the lace.
A rich history of expertise is evident in every Gilda & Pearl piece. The result is remarkable lingerie and loungewear beyond your wildest imagination - a work of art that is almost too precious to wear. From hand pattern drafting to final individual finish and trim, the detail that goes into every piece is what makes Gilda & Pearl lingerie and loungewear both ethical and breathtaking. Gilda & Pearl is lingerie to love, exquisite to behold and made to be treasured.HIDE DESIGNER TEXT