The Mascarade’s story.
La Mascarade is the largest company in Switzerland of high quality rental costumes, with more than 20,000 costumes available for rent. All our costumes are handmade in our atelier in Geneva, with respect with the environment. In our Atelier, our costume designers create new costumes and renovate our existing stock of vintage costumes. The standard of our costumes far exceeds the usual fancy dress costume range, in quality and breadth of choice.
La Mascarade was founded by Rosemarie Monla in Geneva, Switzerland in 1985. She is a Swiss stylist and modelist who had an incredible talent.
Rosemarie Monla started creating costumes from her living room, “one by one” … today La Mascarade has become the # 1 Rental Costume company in Switzerland with more than 12,000 costumes handmade and high quality.
She had the genius idea to create high quality costumes and rent her creations to people going to theme parties, TV shows, theaters, and corporate parties. She was a true visionary woman, creating a new concept, that was eco-friendly for the time back in the 80s; rent high quality costumes vs. buying low quality costumes.She created different costumes one by one, which quickly grew into a large stock and fast growing business. La Mascarade became the best reference in Switzerland to dress up happy clients going to the most exclusive parties in Europe.