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JACQUES GAUTIER’S BIOGRAPHY (1924-2004)
Jacques Gautier was born in 1924. In his younger days he designed textile printings for the Lyon silk manufacturers but this first activity was interrupted by the Second World War.
Later on, he took interest in the technique of the ceramists and discovered in the French National Library the Renaissance enamels and the Venetian glass makers, the manufacturing secrets of whom have remained undisclosed. He then challenged himself to reinterpret these technical prowesses by adapting them to the trends of the contemporary fashion. he learned the know-how of metal and glass processing with the goldsmith François Hugo and he settled in 1952 in his first workshop, rue de Richelieu in Paris, where he remained until 1960.
Jacques Gautier immediately started working for the French Haute Couture and his jewels indeed “paraded” with the dress shows of the couturiers of the period, particularly, Christian Dior, under the label of whom his creations were marketed for a time. On the dressmaker’s death, Jacques Gautier opened a gallery rue Jacob, in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Près. He then regularly cooperated with Gérard Pipart who first created the Chloé’s collections, later the Nina Ricci’s. Marc Bohan, who was then Christian Dior’s designer, also included his jewels in his fashion parades.
For the “April in Paris” ball in New-York on 26th October 1966, he conceived electronic jewels, and it gained him a great popularity in the U.S. All these jewels were also shown in Paris by the Jerom Andrews Contemporary Ballet. Jacques Gautier participated in the 1967 in the Montreal World exhibition.
In 1969, he designed a harem trouser suit with a bolero entirely composed of metal chains which made a sensation in the press. The critics qualified his inspiration as “erotico-barbarian”. His creations were exhibited in Barcelona, in New-York and also in San Antonio (Mexico), Milan, Madrid and Brussels, in private galleries.
All along such a career, the artist’s wife Andrée Gautier never failed to encourage his inspiration. Thanks to her personality, energy and perfect taste, she used to wear with very special elegance the most spectacular jewels of her husband.
Jacques Gautier being an ardent supporter of the Sacred Art, he designed in particular stained glass windows for the romansque church of Saint-Michel of Grimaud in 1975, and for the chapel of the Stanislas college in Paris in 1978, where he also made an enameled steel sculpture fort the baptistery of Saint-Marcel parish. He conceives as well mirrors, pictures and glass sculptures for private interior architecture.
Jacques Gautier’s works, the conception and achievement of which originate in one and single person, are expressed in a great independence of mind and, when unique objects are at stake, with a daring fancy inspired by the personality of the woman they were designed for.
In 1999 was instead a retrospective exhibition in Musée des Arts Décoratifs dedicated to Jacques Gautier’s artworks, made between the 50’s and the 70’s.
We also invite you to visit the website of Jacques Gautier – http://www.jacquesgautier.fr/Biography.html
Respecting the consumer Law (LPCM of 6 April 2010), the buyer has 14 days to return it. The buyer is responsible of the return and will support all the cost of the return (transport, insurance, bank cost,…).
The item must be retuned unworn, unwashed, undamaged and unused with their original/secure tags.
Returned items will be refunded excluding the cost of shipping.
The Address of return is :
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Tel : 0032487378995
Refund : Once your return has been received by the boutique and it complies with our return policy, we will refund you by your original payment method.
The story of Roberta di Camerino
Roberta di Camerino has been created by Giuliana Coen (1921-2010). The label is a combination of Roberta taken from her favorite song “Smoke gets in your Eyes” and Camerino her husband’s surname.
Over the last fifty years, Roberta di Camerino handbags have played a leading role in the world of fashion. The bags themselves evoke stories, charachters and emotion.
Roberta di Camerino were carried by celebrities such as Grace Kelly, Farrah Fawcett, and Elizabeth Taylor.
With handbags renowned for their innovativeness: in 1946, she made a bag patterned with a trellis of R’s, foreshadowing Gucci’s G’s; in 1957 she made woven leather bags before Bottega Veneta did, and in 1964, she made a handbag with an articulated frame that was later reproduced by Prada. Although being copied upset her Coco Chanel reassured her, telling her not to cry about being copied, but to ‘cry the day they don’t copy you.’
In 1956, Giuliana Coen received the prestigious Neiman Marcus “Oscar of Fashion” Award. Although the different international awards she won, it was thanks to the Compasso d’oro award in 1979 that she entered the realms of those creators who have known how to revolutionize and improve the quality of objects.
In 2008, the brand has been acquired by the Sixty Group.
Read the whole story of the brand Roberto di Camerino on the official web site: www.robertadicamerino.com
The story of Gucci
Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands, with a renowned reputation for creativity, innovation and Italian craftsmanship.
Gucci is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories that owns a portfolio of powerful luxury and sport and lifestyle brands.
Vanessa Redgrave 1966 & 2017 – copyright Gucci
The Story of Yves Saint-Laurent
Yves Mathieu-Saint-Laurent was born in Oran where he spent his youth, before arriving in Paris to work at Dior. Gifted draftsman, his influence is growing in this house until replacing Christian Dior to the sudden death of the couturier. Yves Saint Laurent then knows a triumph at the age of twenty-one years, from the first collection “Trapeze”. A few years later, he left the prestigious house of Avenue Montaigne to found the company that bears his name in 1961, with his companion Pierre Bergé who will not leave him until his death. The first haute couture collection is presented in 1962; it will be followed by the Mondrian dress or the “Pop Art” collection, which is reminiscent of his taste for art, then The tuxedo and pantsuit inherited from the male wardrobe, the Saharan that he transforms from a functional garment into an element chic, waders, transparent blouses that make so much ink in the press in full sexual revolution.
In the 1970s, the “Liberation” collection marked the spirits; later, several other fashion shows pay tribute to painters, such as Matisse or Van Gogh, to his distant inspirations such as Russia with the collection “Opera-Ballets-Russes” or Asia, collection symbolized by the Opium fragrance
In the following decade, he presents the collection “Picasso” once again reference to art. During these years, the company grows by the success of perfumes, cosmetics or accessories. The couturier is then rewarded with an Oscar of fashion. In the late 1990s, tired of designing ready-to-wear, he focused on haute couture and finally abandoned it in 2002.
The YSL group has been bought and belongs since 1999 to the group Gucci. Various artistic directors for the ready-to-wear collection followed one another (Tom Ford, Stefano Pilati, Hedi Slimane and since 2016 by Anthony Vaccarello).
Copyright – YSL – The Smoking 1996 – Finale Show 2002
The story of Louis Vuitton
The Louis Vuitton label was founded by Vuitton in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France. Louis Vuitton had observed that the HJ Cave Osilite trunk could be easily stacked. In 1858, Vuitton introduced his flat-topped trunks with trianon canvas, making them lightweight and airtight.
The label’s LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses and books.
1987 saw the creation of LVMH. Moët et Chandon and Hennessy, leading manufacturers of champagne and cognac, merged respectively with Louis Vuitton to form the luxury goods conglomerate.
In 1997, Louis Vuitton made Marc Jacobs its Artistic Director. In March of the following year, he designed and introduced the company’s first “prêt-à-porter” line of clothing for men and women. Also in this year products introduced included the Monogram Vernis line, the LV scrapbooks, and the Louis Vuitton City Guide.
By 2001, Stephen Sprouse, in collaboration with Marc Jacobs, designed a limited-edition line of Vuitton bags that featured graffiti written over the monogram pattern. The graffiti read Louis Vuitton and, on certain bags, the name of the bag (such as Keepall and Speedy). Certain pieces, which featured the graffiti without the Monogram Canvas background, were only available on Louis Vuitton’s V.I.P. customer list.
In 2003, Takashi Murakami, in collaboration with Marc Jacobs, masterminded the new Monogram Multicolore canvas range of handbags and accessories. This range included the monograms of the standard Monogram Canvas but in 33 different colors on either a white or black background. (The classic canvas features gold monograms on a brown background.) Murakami also created the Cherry Blossom pattern, in which smiling cartoon faces in the middle of pink and yellow flowers were sporadically placed atop the Monogram Canvas. This pattern appeared on a limited number of pieces.
On 4 November 2013, the company confirmed that Nicolas Ghesquière had been hired to replace Marc Jacobs as artistic director of women’s collections.
Copyright – Diana Vreeland. Jonathan Becker/Contour by Getty Images – 1979
Copyright – Advert Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton – 2012
The Story of Hermès
The famous fashion house was founded in 1837 by German-born French-raised Thierry Hermès.
Hermès began as a small harness workshop in Paris, which was dedicated to serving European noblemen, creating luxury harnesses and bridles for horse-drawn carriages. The Hermès logo is a royal carriage and a horse.
Thierry Hermès’ son, Charles-Émile Hermès, took over the management of the business and moved the shop in 1880 to 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré – where its flagship boutique still remains today.
Under new leadership and with fresh premises, Hermès introduced saddle manufacturing for the first time and began retail sales.
With the help of his sons Adolphe and Émile-Maurice, Charles-Émile grew the business global reach catering to Europe’s elite, with customers as far afield as North Africa, Russia, Asia and America. Then in 1900 the firm introduced the Haut à Courroies handbag, which was specially designed for riders to carry their saddles with them.
Once Charles-Émile retired, the two sons renamed the business Hermès Frères and by 1914 had employed 80 saddle craftsmen due to huge demand, particularly from officials in Russia. The duo began using zips on their leather goods and were the first to introduce the device in France.
In the 1920s Émile-Maurice launched the firm’s first accessories collection and in 1922 the brand’s debut leather handbag was produced after his wife complained that she could not find a suitable one to her liking.
A decade later, the luxury label launched its Sac à dépêches bag (later renamed the Kelly) and in 1937 introduced its signature headscarves for the first time.
In 1949, the same year as the launch of the Hermès silk tie, the first perfume, Eau d’Hermès, was produced.
Jean-Louis Dumas (great-great-grandson of Thierry Hermès) took over as the new head of the company in 1951.
After a commercial lull in the ‘70s, Dumas then concentrated on silk and leather goods, as well as revamped ready-to-wear, and the company’s fortunes began to turn after he modernised the business.
Dumas had nerve and put faith in new designers, hiring the unconventional Martin Margiela as creative director in 1997, and Jean-Paul Gaultier to replace him in 2003. The company was valued at £9.2billion at the time of his death in 2010.
Hermès kicked off the craze for naming handbag styles after celebrities. In 1956 a picture of Grace Kelly showed the silver screen icon using her Hermès Sac à dépêches bag to shield herself from a scrum of paparazzi photographers and so the style was renamed the Kelly.
Note that each Kelly bag, like most Hermès designs, takes from 12 up to 18 hours to make.
But by far the most famous, and most collected design, is the Birkin, named after the British singer Jane. After a chance encounter on a plane with Dumas in the early ‘80s, the actress told him how her Kelly bag wasn’t big enough for everyday use, so they dreamt up a new design together and the Birkin was born.
Copyright Grace Kelly & Miroslava-Duma
Story of Dior
The company was founded in 1946 by Christian Dior.
The house of Dior is famous for its haute couture designs and for creating the ‘New Look’ that would influence the style of the fifties, and has become a leading luxury brand with a reputation for innovative style.
Sidney Toledano has been CEO since 1997.
Since the opening of her workshop at 21, Rue Cambon – Paris in 1910 untill her death in 1971, Gabrielle Chanel strove to give the female body freedom of movement whilst remaining faithful to her overall conception of elegance…
In 1983, the Chanel empire found its successor, Karl Lagerfeld. He had the intelligence to be in perfect harmony with his era (fulfilling the requirements of the younger clientele) as far as the form was concerned, whilst remaining faithful to the Miss Chanel’s thinking on fundamentals.
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Fascinated by the beauty of objects, by the quality and the perfection of creation, I’m in constant search of pieces.
With Katheley’s website launched in 2010, my objective was to create a website for collectors and people loving fashion and willing to find something different. The website has evoluated a lot during these 10 years to become today K of Katheley’s, my eye, my taste, my selection. With my eye and the experience I have acquired today, I want to advice and guide my customers. I want to offer a unique selection of pieces focusing on quality, design, rarity to wear and to collect.
My ‘eye’ is following two main criteria :
How can we attribute a collectable character?
Here are some criteria: the rarity, the originality, the quality and the condition. This last criteria is really important to maintain a good investment on the long-term.
Beside the website, my main activity is to participate to fairs what I particularly love !!! I love to meet people and sharing with them my passion. I want to find them the right piece to complete their collection or start a collection.
Since 2014, I have been really involved in the vintage market with the launch of the 1st Hermès Vintage Collectors Fair -23-25 October 2015. It was three unforgettable days for fans of the orange box and the carriage logo. Gathering people around Hermès, the brand that rocked the world of fashion and luxury has really been my challenge.
With the 2nd edition of this event, my objective was to position the Vintage and the Creation as the finest and ultimate luxury for individuals loving fashion, design, quality and willing to be unique and different with their own style and personality.
In June 2018, I have been invited by Christies to talk about the Vintage Collectors’ Fair and the bags investment market. Read more.
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