Gilda & Pearl was founded by Diane Houston in 2011. Her goal was to introduce the world to living and lounging more glamorously in her favourite vintage-inspired designs, whilst also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs within the garment industry.
Gilda & Pearl represents inspirations. Gilda is one of classic cinema’s most intriguing Femme Fatales, while the lustrous pearl is as beautiful as it is unique by virtue of its creation process.
These ideals - Beauty, Character and Craft - are sewn by hand into every piece we create. Each exquisite garment is designed and made in the UK, imbued with breathtaking creativity and traditional making skills.
You’ll see it in every detail. You’ll feel it in every garment.
Inspired by the beauty of craftsmanship and the bold Femme Fatales of Hollywood golden age film, Gilda & Pearl’s unique aesthetic and ‘lingerie to love’ began with just a few handmade pieces, and grew quickly to become a press and celebrity favourite.
Today, Gilda & Pearl is available in the world’s best department stores. The brand is regularly featured in magazines such as Vogue and worn by A-list celebrities such Naomi Campbell, Kylie and Kendall Jenner.
GILDA & PEARL COMMITMENTS
Every Gilda & Pearl piece is still handmade in the UK with over 85% natural materials, as it was in the beginning. Their UK manufacture allows them to know exactly who makes each Gilda & Pearl piece, and exactly how and where every garment is created.
On a daily basis, the team works with highly skilled makers across the country, with whom have built relationships with over many years. In the grand old tradition, every Gilda & Pearl piece is hand-cut in individual or small batches, and in many cases, our pieces are sewn in their entirety by one individual maker. Gilda & Pearl values design and the beauty of craftsmanship, and work always with the goals of putting people and the planet first.