The global impact of Janis Joplin’s short but full life is immeasurable. An iconic rock ‘n’ roll figure during the pivotal counter-culture movement of the late ’60s, she was born into a family of creatives from a small Texas town. Janis struggled to find her place within the constraints of her conservative upbringing. She found freedom in performing, and gained a following for her gritty, blues-style voice that shook listeners to their core. Her exhilarating performances were heavy with emotion, and her presence demanded the attention of her audience. Janis channeled her wild, unfiltered spirit into her flamboyant stage persona, “Pearl,” dressed in elaborate ensembles of embellished, luxurious fabrics fashioned into the sultry, liberating silhouettes of the ‘60s. Janis was born a leader. She rebelled against the boundaries of society and went on to set the stage for future generations of independent, strong-willed female performers.
The electrifying and brilliant path Janis tore into history was cut tragically short well before her niece, Malyn Joplin, was ever born. Malyn was only privy to family stories and strangers’ accounts of her aunt’s colorful yet turbulent life. Growing up, Malyn was tormented by an insatiable curiosity surrounding Janis, matched by an internal resentment of having never met her in person. In search of a deeper connection to her aunt, Malyn launched Made for Pearl as a creative vehicle on her road to discovery. Each season, Malyn and the team at Made for Pearl source style inspiration from photographs, personal letters, and family stories that capture the passionate, untamed yet brave spirit of Janis. Every silhouette, fabric and detail aims to rebuild an authentic image of Janis through a modern, updated homage to her iconic style.
Made for Pearl's inspired-by pieces are produced with top-quality materials, lovingly made in the USA. They're designed not for the prevailing winds of a given season, but for the unchanging sensibility and aesthetic of fashion forward customers that are as constant as Janis Joplin's unforgettable voice. Made for Pearl designs capture the attention of fans everywhere, as well as inspire a new generation each season to discover the unmatched spirit and soul of Pearl.