It began when her mom taught her to sew at age six. Now, Lauren St Laurent has been an award-winning designer for the past decade. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Lauren broke through as a designer for the world-famous Trashy Lingerie. There, she designed custom corset and costume orders for superstars such as Kim Kardashian, Julianne Hough, Holly Madison, and Rose McGowan, as well as some pieces for major award shows.
Since launching Castle Corsetry in 2009, Lauren has designed and built hundreds of corsets ranging from compact waist cinchers to full-fledged waist-trainers in all materials from silk to leather and everything in between.
In addition to her corsetry expertise, Lauren has designed and manufactured many custom costume orders, including her specialty in expertly tailored spandex suits. There’s nothing Lauren can’t do with fabrics, whether you need miniature costumes for puppets with her business partners at Fonco Studios, to elaborate couture items for original film projects, masquerade balls and weddings.
There's no project beyond her skill and no design beyond her imagination. As a geeky girl herself, Lauren's enthusiasm for her work is what sets her apart. Her dedication and attention to detail makes her designs truly exceptional. There isn't a finer, quirkier costumer around.
Best Costume Design, Indie Short Fest, for At the End of the World, 2019
Geekie Awards Winner: Fashion and Armor Category 2014
Expert Costume Judge, Heroes of Cosplay, SyFy, 2014
Femme Fatale Award, WonderCon Masquerade, 2011
Best Costume Design, Dragonfly Queen, Vortex Theatre, 2009
Simplicity Pattern Co. Halloween Pattern Competition, 2003