Jean Patou



The designer's creations were influenced by sportswear (he even dressed tennis player Suzanne Lenglen) and by a preference for lightness, which he expressed by favoring sober lines, light colors and geometric patterns. Jean Patou seduces with a fashion that mixes chic and casual, morning and evening, with the same ease, a fashion for all ages as long as the silhouette is slim and the look sporty.

  • Haute couture, circa 1930

    Dress, Jean Patou

    Midnight blue satin, sleeveless asymmetric neckline, belt.

    Circa 1930


    Azzedine Alaïa Foundation

    Ph. Patricia Schwoerer

  • Haute couture, circa 1939

    Dress and boléro, Jean Patou

    Black silk crepe, stripes on the hips embroidered with black glass beads. Boat neckline and long sheath. Bolero entirely embroidered with black tube beads, tone-on-tone silk Georgette crepe lining.

    Circa 1939


    Ph. Patricia Schwoerer

    Azzedine Alaïa Foundation

  • Haute couture, circa 1935-1938

    Dress and jacket, Jean Patou

    Light blue silk crepe, celadon blue and pink inlays.  Boat neck front and plunging back, slightly draped shoulders, waist highlighted with pink crepe in cut-out motifs. Celadon blue and sky-blue silk crepe long-sleeved jacket with puffed shoulders.

    Circa 1935-1938


    Ph. Patricia Schwoerer

    Azzedine Alaïa Foundation