Top Drawer: Celebrities Turned Lingerie Designers

Fears_Melissa There are hundreds of celebrities out there designing everything from perfume to shoes, so why not lingerie? I know I have fallen victim to buying items just because of the brand name, haven’t you?

L’Agent is a joint collaboration between Spanish actress Penelope Cruz and her sister Monica Cruz. Agent Provocateur Creative Director Sarah Shotton calls Penelope a longtime muse of the high-end lingerie brand. Monica has worked with Agent Provocateur before after landing a gig in their Autumn/Winter 2012 campaign.

Ashley Graham, a plus-size model, has collaborated with Canada’s plus-size retailer Addition Elle to create a 14-piece vintage-inspired collection of bras, panties and chemises.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, a British supermodel, uses her background as a top-paid lingerie model to design a range of 1920s-style underwear for lingerie giant Marks & Spencer. She got her start modeling for Monsoon lingerie, Agent Provocateur and of course Victoria’s Secret.

The burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese designed a 26-piece capsule collection for Target Australia in 2012. It included many vintage-inspired pieces with plenty of lace, black and bows. She now sells lingerie through Von Follies by Dita Von Teese, which is inspired by her own acclaimed vintage wardrobe. Bustiers, briefs and bras all have great detail and immaculate finishes.

Of course the world’s highest paid supermodel would want to try her luck at designing her own lingerie, especially because lingerie is her bread and butter. Gisele Bündchen’s lingerie line, called Gisele Intimates, is filled with tons of cute and flirty pieces that are moderately priced.

Would you buy lingerie designed by a model or celebrity? 

Melissa is a twenty-something full-time freelance writer with a penchant for traveling and design. Lace and bold colors always catch her eye in fashion. Plus she always loves a good deal!

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