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US Jean-Charles de Castelbajac: "I invented the jacket against fur coats"

18:50  19 september  2021
18:50  19 september  2021 Source:   europe1.fr

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that we love it or hate it, we see it all winters. The down jacket is a garment that has conquered the world, but one little forgotten the Creator: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac . The latter rejoices, against all odds, of this international amnesia and explains the birth of this warm garment at the microphone of Isabelle Morizet, on the occasion of its invitation Sunday in the show there is not only one life in life . "Today, everything exists. In the 70's, everything did not exist," the creator euphed on his invention.

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"I created this quilted coat because I was really against fur "Excise Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. "I wanted to substitute this fur coat that asked me a lot of ethical problems. So I lengthened a ski jacket, I then made a classic from 1971. And Farrah Fawcett worn it in funny of ladies. It has become a classic really quickly. "

"I have a lot of spiritual son among the creators"

but Jean-Charles de Castelbajac also at the origin of this name "Doudoune"? "I do not think so. We can not claim everything," smiles the stylist and draftsman. "But in any case, I have always loved innovating, creating and diverting. And today, I see that this creative path has inspired a lot. I have a lot of spiritual son among the creators."

and continue, quoting what may remain the best-known piece of its parades: "I see coats with teddy bear in many collections, including Virgile Abloh, the talented designer of Louis Vuitton. He There is something strong when you are innovating. Time passing, we do not always remember the one who created. All that goes back sometimes at 30 or 40 years old. But the strength of ideas continues to inspire. And that. It's fundamental. "

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