Jean Touitou

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Jean Touitou (b. 1951 in Tunis, Tunisia) is a Tunisian-French creative director and founder of A.P.C..[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Touitou was born in 1951 to a Tunisian Jewish family. He was then "a revolutionary militant for a few years"[1] and arrived in Paris from Tunisia in 1960;[1] he studied at L’Ecole Alsacienne, and earned a degree in history from the Sorbonne.[1]

Career[edit]

Touitou's first role in the fashion industry was landing an entry-level job "by accident"[2] at Kenzo Takada's French luxury house Kenzo in 1975.[1] Touitou founded A.P.C. (Atelier de Production et de Création) in 1987.[1] He served as a “ghost designer” for a number of brands, including Joseph to earn money during A.P.C.'s early years when the brand was not yet profitable.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Philanthropy[edit]

Touitou opened a private kindergarten Ateliers de la Petite Enfance (A.P.E.) in 2008.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Neuville, Julien (13 December 2013). "Jean Touitou of A.P.C. Says Be Cautious, Expect the Worst and Be Ready to Die". businessoffashion.com. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Cooke, Fraser. "Jean Touitou". interviewmagazine.com. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  3. ^ ANDAM Jean Touitou A.P.C.
  4. ^ "Jean Touitou". businessoffashion.com. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 

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