Marlies Dekkers first came to the attention of the world-at-large on her graduation in 1991 from the Saint Joost Academy for Art and Design. With the famous 'bare buttock dress' of her graduation show, she grabbed without batting an eyelid a full page article in the NRC daily newspaper. Since then things have rarely been quiet around the designer and businesswoman.
It was Marlies Dekkers dream to design lingerie in which women could feel beautiful and seductive, but at the same time powerful and independent. 'These days it is almost hard to imagine, but back then strings were still sold from under the counter!'
She persisted with her dream and set to work designing her sort of lingerie; strong, sexy, self-aware and with a perfect fit!
Marlies Dekkers designer lingerie celebrity client list includes: Britney Spears who chose to wear Marlies Dekkers on her Circus tour and Alisha Dixon who wore a Marlies Dekkers bra on her album cover, other celebrity fans include Juliet Binoche, Janet Jackson, Rhianna, Christina Aguilera, Monica Cruz, Fergie and Girls Aloud to name but a few.