Janet Reger (née Philips; 30 September 1935 - 14 March 2005) was an English lingerie designer, who became famous in the 1960s and 1970s for her opulent creations.
Janet Reger was born in 1935 in the East End of London. Reger attended De Montfort University in Leicester. Reger was originally a freelance designer. Janet Reger's company was founded in 1966. She used to be a freelance designer for popular companies such as Marks and Spencer, Rosy of Paris, and Slix swimwear. She was able to establish herself with experience in London and all over Europe.
In 1966, Reger decided to set up her own lingerie business with her husband, Peter Reger. It began as a small backstreet store and quickly turned into a recognized international company. With a majority of skepticism that she received for her bold designs for undergarments, in the 1970s Reger took part in the revolution for lingerie becoming a fashion statement rather than just an undergarment.
Janet Reger died in 2005, and her daughter Aliza Reger became chief executive and took over the business. The business has now been around for more than 40 years.
- "Our Heritage". Janet Reger. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
- "The queen of lingerie", Jewish Chronicle, March 18, 2005, p. 41
- Daily Telegraph Obituary of Janet Reger
- BBC News obituary notice for Janet Reger
- Complete Story of Janet Reger and her designer lingerie
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