Gerard Darel House

News 

Brigitte & gerard darel
the adventure continues!

For the second consecutive season, Brigitte personifies the Darel woman and poses in front of Christophe Roué’ s lens.

Brigitte & Gerard darel l'aventure continue !

The iconic gerard darel trench reinterpreted by the elle fashion solidarity’s leaureates

For the 2015/2016 autumn-winter, Marion Delcroix and Lise Fiorin, both 2012 laureates of the ELLE Fashion Solidarity contest of the ELLE Foundation, were invited by Gerard Darel to reinterpret one of their most iconic pieces: the trench.

L'iconique trench gerard darel revisité par les lauréates de elle solidartié mode

Success Story 

1971

Danièle et Gérard Darel found the Gerard Darel house

Gerard Darel house

The brand’s first shop opens its doors

1987

The brand’s first shop opens its doors in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, where Parisians mingle with artists and avant-gardists

1996

The brand purchases Jackie Kennedy’s famous necklace at Sotheby’s. Symbol of eternal feminine sophistication, it becomes a classic

Sotheby’s necklace

2003

Acquisition of the original handwritten Proust Questionnaire

Proust Questionnaire

2003

Creation of the «24 heures» bag. Its success is immediate

«24 heures» bag

2010

As a tribute to another legendary woman, the house re-produces the ecru pullover made famous by Marilyn Monroe
in the film «Let’s make love»

Let's make Love starring Marilyn Monroe

2013

The Darel house celebrates its 10th anniversary the iconic bag « 24 heures » and launches a new version, the mini « 24 heures »

the mini « 24 heures »

2014

The Darel house inaugurates at the beginning of february a boutique at 130 rue Réaumur, the landmark address of the house

Darel boutique 130 rue de Réaumur

2014

Jackie’s iconic necklace is reinvented!

The Sotheby's necklace is reinvented

2014

Several new bag styles make an appearance ! The "Lipp" little companion perfect for the evening, the "Indie" and "Seau Rebelle" the must-have bucket bags, and the Tokyo line, composed of refined bags with a bundle spirit. 

De nombreuses nouveautés maroquinerie voient le jour

2015

Brigitte become the news faces of the house !

Brigitte devient le nouveau visage de la maison !

Know-how 

Behind the Gerard Darel style lies a true tradition of excellence. Selection of materials and leathers, work on the draping and fluidity of the cut, attention to the finishing, among many other things. The demand for quality governs the production of each piece of clothing, each accessory.

A tradition of excellence

The collections may sometimes reveal the influence of the vintage chic of clothing and accessories gleaned at the Flea Market. Each design is original and incarnates a timelessness that transcends fashions and history.

The meticulous work carried out by the « petites mains » inside the Atelier, located in the heart of Paris close to the Stock Market, underpins the house renowned quality. Paris, and its wealth of beauty, serves as a primary source of inspiration for the stylists.

The leather craft

The leather craft creations by Gerard Darel are designed in our Paris studio and manufactured in France and the Mediterranean basin. Meticulously selected for their quality, our leathers are from the best tanneries, mainly in Italy.

La Maroquinerie

The details and finishing touches are treated with care. The accessories of the exclusive metalwork are refined and delicately enhance the leather.

Timeless as the iconic line 24H, Darel leather craft is also functional and resolutely contemporary. Each season, new models and leathers in subtle colours ensure the creative and trendy renewal of our collection, and appeals to a client who loves fashion.

Darel's iconic pieces 

Necklace Jackie

New York, April 1996.
A crowd from all over the world gathered to admire the objects and jewelry belonging to Jackie Kennedy.

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie's Necklace

Pullover Marilyn

The Darel house is once again showcasing its passion for iconic pieces and vintage style by bidding and buying at the Christie’s auction in 1999, the cable knit pullover having belonged to Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe's pullover

« 24 heures » bag

Launched exactly thirty years after the creation of the Darel house, the « 24 heures » bag showcases all the codes of Darel’s on-point, hyper-feminine, clear sighted fashion.

Sac '24 heures'

Anna Jeans

Created in 2004 by the Darel house, Anna jeans will celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2014. With a real bell-bottom style and in natural denim, Anna jeans are elegant without ostentation, naturally Left Bank.

Anna Jeans

The trench

Since always, the Darel House sets forth its know-how for sleeved clothing with strong character: coats, trench coats and jackets. Cuts and fabrics are constantly reinvented to adapt with subtlety to trends.

The trench

Proust questionnaire 

« Which are the principal qualities of a woman for you?
Softness, naturalness, intelligence », answered Marcel Proust, aged 14.

On Tuesday, 27th May, 2003, the maison Darel acquired the original document of the famous « Questionnaire » at an auction by the Drouot Auction House in Paris, France. The maison Darel fell under the spell of this touching document, which displays the charm, sensitivity and spirit to be found throughout the works of Marcel Proust.

Proust Questionnaire