Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

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Art Car by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac ( Citroën e-Méhari )

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (born November 28, 1949 in Casablanca ) is a French fashion and industrial designer . He comes from the old French noble family Castelbajac from Gascony .

life and work

From 1955 to 1966 Castelbajac was a boarding school student with the Oratorians and the Brothers of Betharram and was enthusiastic about military history. In 1968 he designed his first fashion collection for Ko and Co, a company owned by his mother Jeanne-Blanche de Castelbajac. In 1969 he had his first fashion show. In 1973 he made it onto the cover of the magazine "Woman's Wear". In 1979 he founded his own fashion label.

In 1992 Jean Charles de Castelbajac was appointed professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 1997 he designed the robes for Pope John Paul II and 5500 clergymen for the XII. World Youth Day in Paris. He created costumes for the film Annie Hall by Woody Allen and for Isabelle Adjani in Violette and Francois and for Rie Rasmussen in Femme Fatale by Brian De Palma . In 2000 he presented his first and only haute couture collection "Bellintelligentzia". In 2003 Castelbajac designed the costumes for Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City .

Elton John , Johnny Rotten , Alizée and other pop stars wore and still carry his designs. In August 2009, Lady Gaga turned Castelbajac's A / W Collection 2009 into "BE POP MA LOLA!" With a jacket made from Kermit dolls, the frog from the Muppet Show . Furore.

Exhibitions (selection)

The fashion he designed and his design creations have been exhibited again and again:

  • 1985: Museum of Modern Art, Troyes
  • 1986: Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
  • 1988: "Antibodies", Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
  • 2006: Victoria & Albert Museum , London
  • 2007: Retrospective, 40 years of fashion design, Musée de la mode (fashion museum), Paris

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