Rachel Gilbert is one of Australia's leading fashion designers. Known for her spectacular embellished evening and event wear, dressing everyone from Olivia Palermo to Taylor Swift. She's since expanded into modern separates and bridal-wear.
Rachel Gilbert began her fashion education at Whitehouse Institute of Design, graduating in 2001. She was quickly picked up by Australian fashion house, Lisa Ho, where she continued to hone her design skills. Gilbert was soon headhunted for the Head Designer position at Nicky Hilton’s label, Chick, which saw Gilbert promoting the high profile brand in the US fashion industry, splitting her time between fashion capitals LA and New York.
After two successful years at Chick, Rachel Gilbert returned to Australia, taking on the Womenswear Designer position at Morrissey. Using her years of experience in the fashion industry and the vast number of contacts made over that time, Rachel made a solo break into the fashion industry in 2007 with her namesake fashion label, Rachel Gilbert.
Rachel Gilbert dresses have become a regular feature on the red carpet, worn by stars including Taylor Swift and Heidi Klum. As of 2011 the Rachel Gilbert brand was stocked in 85 boutiques across Australia, as well as through the flagship boutique in Sydney. Additionally, the Rachel Gilbert collections are available throughout the globe in some of the world’s finest boutiques, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman in NYC, Harrods in London, Singapore’s Retail Therapy, Istanbul’s Beymen Turkey, Dublin’s Covet and Beirut’s Tuten.