Jean Louis Scherrer

Jean-Louis Scherrer, The designer

Jean-Louis Scherrer, this former classical ballet dancer trained in the excellence of couture and this very Parisian form of elegance by his master Christian Dior, remained at the pinnacle of the fickle fashion world for three decades. From 1971, his prized address of 51 Avenue Montaigne was the sumptuous realm of a certain fashion where « everything is fluidity, suppleness and virtuosity… with inspiration to boot…

From one collection to the next, it would be a succession of romantic tableaux, with its heroins alternatively becoming queens of legend, silver screen sirens or one of Giraudoux fresh young girls.

From 1962 to 1992, Jean-Louis Scherrer dressed the most prestigious women of the times: Farah Diba, the Kennedy family, Princess Paola of Belgium, France’s then-First Lady Mrs Giscard d’Estaing, actresses Michèle Morgan, Sophia Loren, Raquel Welch and Isabelle Adjani, acclaimed writer Françoise Sagan and so many more.