About:


Barbara Pesendorfer, owner and designer of Royal Black

Royal Black Couture & Corsetry


Royal Black is a couture label based in Vienna / Austria, which has specialised in finest handcrafted corsetry, couture costumes and evening wear.

Designer and master tailoress Barbara Pesendorfer founded Royal Black back in 2006 and creates couture constructed to her own designs and patterns for more than fifteen years now.
During this time she also discovered her passion for corsets and by now they have become one of the specialities of Royal Black.

Perfect fit, exquisite fabrics and workmanship at highest stage are the trademark of each Royal Black creation, whilst a mixture of classic couture- and tailoring techniques and new technologies like lasercutting, engraving or 3D printing turn each garment into a unique piece of wearable art.

Apart from creating couture, Barbara Pesendorfer also works as a mentor for the costume and corsetry platform Foundations Revealed, gives talks and teaches classes about corsetmaking and runs a costume rental service.