Jourdan, Charles

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Jourdan, Charles Gender: M
Charles François Jourdan
born on 3 November 1883 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Bourg de Péage, France, 45n02, 5e03
Timezone LMT m5e03 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°07' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 23°10 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 19°57'

Charles Jourdan (Photo by Uwe Ommer for the catalogue of shoemaker Charles Jourdan in 1987)
photo: Uwe Ommer, license cc-by-sa-4.0


French fashion designer known best for his designs of women's luxury shoes starting in 1919. His small family business grew quickly and managed to manufacture 650,000 pairs of shoes in 1960. He died in Romans-sur-Isère on 13 February 1976 at age 92. Jourdan gained unintended publicity from the exposure of Imelda Marcos' excesses in shoe fashion in 1986, among them many Jourdan stilettos.

His name reached its greatest reputation in the years since his death under the leadership of his sons (Rene, Charles and Roland), first with an emphasis on the use of innovative materials and later for more conservative designs. After 2000 the company went into decline and was sold to investment bankers.

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Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file (Drôme archives, no. 146), marriage and death data in margin. Death date is given as 13 February 1976 in Romans (Romans-sur-Isère).


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Designer/ Fashion (Women's shoes)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Sales (Luxury women's shoes)