Victoria Secret introduced in 2010 the infamous Diamond Fantasy Bra worth $2.5 million. This is a good example for me what expensive lingerie is and when I say “expensive” I mean the sort of lingerie where I’m dependant on the price tag. Which certainly I cannot afford. For the women (or men) who’s curious about the five lingerie eyeapple’s in the luxury world, continue reading this blog.The names I’m about to share with you today are truly the creme de la creme, the game changers, and the rainmakers. To make this list I’ve made a criteria selection. The core business must be lingerie.
Agent Provocateur–Agent Provocateur did for luxury lingerie what Victoria’s Secret did for mainstream lingerie, making its name synonymous with elegant, expensive, and erotic underthings. You may not have heard of the other 4 names on the list, but you’ve almost certainly heard of Agent Provocateur.With $800 bodysuits, $900 kimonos, and $1100 robes, AP has most certainly earned their spot.
Bordelle–founded in 2007 by Alexandra Popa and Javier Suarez, Bordelle updates the vintage classics with a decidedly modern (some might even say “kinky” sensibility). Slinky, sexy, and utterly sensual, Bordelle isn’t for the faint of heart or faint of wallet. Their trademark bandage dresses start at $500 and go as high as $1400.
Jean Yu–Gorgeous, feminine, and ethereal, Jean Yu’s designs are striking in their simplicity. Every lightweight, airy piece is also limited edition, so once it’s gone, it’s gone. A basic silk triangle bra starts at $320, and a full lingerie set (bra, knickers, & garter belt) can easily cost over $1,000. Jean Yu also runs an atelier in New York if you’d like to have your lingerie made to measure.
Carine Gilson–The most established designer on this list, Carine Gilson has been designing couture lingerie since 1994. She uses only the softest silk, the most delicate lace, and the sheerest chiffon. Every item is a handcrafted work of a art, worth more ounce for ounce, than even some of the finest jewelry. A Carine Gilson thong (her most basic piece) starts at $240 with her full length kimonos selling for just over $1360.
Guia La Bruna–Guia is one of the youngest designers on this list, but her vibrant outlook on life is evident in her designs. Unlike many designers who outsource key aspects of their manufacturing to other companies, Guia La Bruna produces everything in house, from the samples to the end design. This lets her maintain the impeccable standards of quality and craftsmanship she is famous for. Guia’s bra and knicker sets start at $665 and her cami and knicker sets retail for $830.
What do you think of these 5 designers?