Carine Gilson Couture Lingerie, first launched in 1994, is drop-dead gorgeous. Made of natural Lyon silk and Chantilly lace, the haute couture collection is dripping with luxury and beauty. The bras, panties, slips, stringes, and negliges are meticulously crafted and hand-stiched in the Carine Gilson workshop in Brussels.
While the collections are available in New York, Russia, Tokyo, Spain, and all other corners of the globe, the Carine Gilson boutiques in Paris and London are the line’s real pride. The website describes the Parisian boutique,
The boutique boasts a warm, intimate atmosphere in a palette of powdery colours, with soft golden lighting, renovated mouldings, a pretty changing room and birds of paradise that add to the Garden of Eden atmosphere. This delicate world offers a showcase in which Carine Gilson’s couture underwear reveals its full charm. The pleasure it creates is like a pause in time, a delicious moment for oneself snatched from the grasp of a busy day.
The only problem? You probably can’t afford it. A simple lace g-string is $200, a chemise will set you back almost $1,000, and a bra is about half that. But if you happen to have that kind of cash sitting around, you can find these beauties at Nancy Meyer or at the boutiques listed on the Carine Gilson website.