Our “Life at Le Louvre” blog features are for us to connect with our favourite people, brands and lifestyle icons and share them with our ever-growing fashion audience. Beginning with Miss Wightman and then Georgina Weir we have always been proud to surround ourselves with smart, stylish, and clever people that make life more interesting.
Step into the spotlight, Gregory Ladner! Gregory is a lifelong friend of Le Louvre and all-round creative who steps in to help us create bespoke and wondrous accessories for the store, for our brides and for our clients. Gregory began his first tenure at Le Louvre in the days when Le Louvre had a workroom of almost 25 dressmakers and creatives.
…East Melbourne, close to the Fitzroy gardens walking distance to the City
What do you do…
I have always been in Fashion, I started working for Georgina and her mother straight from Design college. After leaving Le Louvre I worked as a Couturier and then established my Fashion accessory line supplying the major department stores Boutiques and designer labels Portmans, Sportscraft, Witchery etc. I have remained very close to Le Louvre and still consult with special orders for brides.
What can’t you live without…My dog Tommy
What comes to mind when you think of Le Louvre…
Your favourite memory from starting work at Le Louvre
Georginas mother, Miss Wightman taught me how to pour a Whiskey only “stop when the ice floats”.
Your favourite place in the world/space of time in history you source inspiration
My favourite place in the world would be Paris from whence I get a lot of my inspiration. The great Couturiers from the 1930’s/40’s Chanel, Vionnet, 1950’s Balmain, Dior,Givenchy continuing through Pierre Cardin, Pacco Rabin, Courreges ,YSL ,Jean Paul Gaultier , Karl Largerfield, Hussien Chalayan,Rei Kawakubo. Much of my inspiration comes from Hollywood in its Golden Days, Edith Head, Orry Kelly and the like.
One piece of advice on dressing one’s head…
Don’t gild the Lily
Your style icons are…Lillian Whightman, Millicent Rodgers, Babe Paley, Jacqueline de Ribes, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly. Helena Rubenstein,Coco Chanel. Valentino, Horst, Carlos Di Beistegui
Your love for painting portraits has flourished in recent years, who has been your favourite person to paint…I have to say Georgina !!!!!but I like all the women I have painted.