Louis Feraud | FD198
Shoulders: 16.5" (42)
Bust: 21" (53)
Waist: 19" (48)
Hips: 22" (59)
Length – Center Back: 25” (63.5)
Sleeve: 23" (58.5)
Wrist: 5.5” (14)
Louis Féraud created his first "Maison de Couture" in Cannes in 1950 and by 1955 had established a couture house in Paris From the mid-1950s he was dressing the Parisian elite and designed the wardrobe of Brigitte Bardot for many of her movies. It wasn't however until 1958 that he presented his first haute couture collection in Paris. In 1970, he signed a contract with Fink (Germany) for a ladies' prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear) collection. In 1978 he won the "Golden Thimble Award" for his Spring/Summer 1978 Haute Couture Collection. He went on to claim to win again in 1984. His daughter Kiki signed her first Haute Couture collection in with Féraud in 1996. The head Haute Couture designer throughout the 70s, 80s, 90s remained the Icelandic designer Helga Bjornsson, known for her theatrical and innovative style. In September 1999 the Dutch group Secon acquired Féraud.
Féraud died that December, aged 79 after a long and severe battle with Alzheimer's. In 2002 ESCADA took 90% of the company. Later that year Féraud decided to concentrate its activities on ladies' ready-to-wear and licenses with Jean-Paul Knott selected as Creative Director for the luxury ready-to-wear market. In 2003, Jean-Paul Knott left Féraud and that July the worldwide flagship store opened in Paris at 400 rue Saint-Honoré.
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