Patou, Jean

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Patou, Jean Gender: M
Patou, Jean Alexandre
born on 27 September 1887 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Michiels
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 04°22' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°45 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 04°22'

Jean Patou


French fashion designer and founder of the Jean Patou brand. Patou designed the - then-daring - sleeveless and knee-length cut tennis wear for Suzanne Lenglen. He also was the first designer to popularize the cardigan and moved fashion towards the natural and comfortable. Jean Patou is credited with inventing the "designer tie" in the 1920s.

Patou's clothes were marketed mostly to rich American women. When the stock market crashed, however, so did the market for luxury fashion. The House of Patou survived through its perfumes, which remain well known today. The best known of Patou's perfumes is Joy, a heavy floral scent, based on the most precious rose and jasmine. Joy was created by Henri Alméras for Patou at the height of the Great Depression (1935) for Patou's former clients who could no longer afford his haute couture clothing line.

Patou remained a family-owned business until September 2001 when it was bought by P&G Prestige Beauté a division of Procter & Gamble Company, which also market perfumes for Jean Kerléo and Karl Lagerfeld.

Jean Patou died in Paris on 8 March 1936 of a fit of apoplexy at age 48.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Bohan, Marc (born 22 August 1926). Notes: Designer for the House of Patou, 1954-1956
  • associate relationship with Gaultier, Jean-Paul (born 24 April 1952). Notes: Designer for the House of Patou, 1971-1973
  • associate relationship with Lacroix, Christian (born 16 May 1951). Notes: Designer for the House of Patou, 1981
  • associate relationship with Lagerfeld, Karl (born 10 September 1933). Notes: Designer for the House of Patou, 1960-1963
  • business associate/partner relationship with Alméras, Henri (born 6 June 1893)
  • has other family relationship with Patou, Benjamin (born 29 June 1977). Notes: Great-uncle/ nephew


Source Notes

Archives de Paris


  • Vocation : Beauty : Designer/ Fashion
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator