folder 16 - Jean Patou, 1954-1955

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US NNFIT SC.320.16


Jean Patou, 1954-1955


  • 1954-1955 (Creation)

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Jean Patou (1887-1936) was a French fashion designer. He began his career by opening a dressmaking shop in 1912 called Maison Parry. Following the end of World War I in 1919, Patou reopened his business and established the House of Patou. In addition to designing luxury fashions, Patou became popular for his sportwear designs, dressing famous tennis stars of the 1920s. Patou also launched a number of popular perfumes, most notably the floral scent, "Joy."

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Photographer for Harper's Bazaar.

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The series is comprised of 4 black and white photographs.

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