3. Claude Rousseau
Claude Rousseau was one of the most prominent Parisian tailors. Disciple of Joseph Camps, the main mastermind behind the movement that redefined Parisian style in the 60s and after with Le Groupe des 5, Rousseau’s work spoke for himself.
He first worked for Camps and contributed to tailor suits for the family of the King of Morocco (who was himself a customer of Francesco Smalto) along with his colleague Henri Urban.
The Parisian tailor founds his own workshop in 1970 and soon attracts customers from the showbusiness as well as business tycoons such as Martin Bouygues. He is awarded Les Ciseaux d’Or in 1997, a prestigious French tailoring reward. His workshop was bought by Cifonelli at the end.
Look at these incredible garments! Parisian style at its finest: fishmouth lapel, roped shoulders, rounded lining cut and embroidered lighter pocket.
The first jacket is not dated. The barathea dinner suit is dated 1971. The cashmere blazer is dated 2001 just like the plaid cashmere jacket.