Velda Lauder, the celebrity favourite corset designer, had her most recent interview was with RTÉ Fashion.
Corsets by Velda Lauder are worn by Hollywood A listers such as Heidi Klum, the burlesque model Dita Von Teese, Charlotte Church and many others.
Velda Lauder said her main inspiration came from the beautifully feminine curves of Hollywood icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Sofia Loren which she then enhances with wild, luxuriant fabrics commonly glimmering in Swarovski crystals.
Georgina Heffernan, of RTÉ Fashion, spoke with, Velda Lauder, the Irish designer to find out about her passion for corsets and her celebrity clients.
Velda Lauder said that she creates beautiful handmade corsets in exquisite and unique fabrics that sculpt and shape a womans waist to give a perfect hourglass figure. Velda Lauder went on to say that she had become interested in the fashion business as her mother worked for some top designers from Ireland such as John Rocha. Beginning as a display artist and fashion coordinator for a well known company in Ireland she then became a performance artist and worked on her first collection, which was made of neoprene rubber. In 1997 she then moved to London where she opened her first shop called Pagan Metal, which sold cyber club wear.
Velda Lauder went on from here to focus on her true passion of design and enhancing her corset skills. The Velda Lauder corsets quickly became very popular with burlesque performers and celebrities. Velda Lauder has made corsets for many of the stars of stage and screen including Dita Von Teese, Coco De Mer, George Michael, Robbie Williams, Karl Lagerfeld, the Victoria's Secret annual TV shows, Courtney Love, Pete Burns and The Sugarbabes. Burlesque stars include Miss Polly Rae and Miss Lily White.
Velda Lauder studied initially at the College of Marketing and Design in Dublin and describes her style as classic whilst futuristic, empowering and sexy and unique.
Velda Lauder has an intense love of 1940s and 1950s movies which has intensified her interest in hourglass garments, and gave her the belief that a corset has the ability to free the inner strength and beauty of a woman instantly.
She wants women to feel beautiful and empowered when wearing a Velda Lauder corset.
The beauty of a corset is that it gives a woman the red carpet couture experience without oppressing her natural curves, Velda Lauder said and often the bigger a woman is the better look she has overall.
Velda Lauder is a designer with immense vision and charisma and is an inspiration to corset designers of the future.