Early life and education
Touitou was born in 1951 to a Tunisian Jewish family. He was then "a revolutionary militant for a few years" and arrived in Paris from Tunisia in 1960; he studied at L’Ecole Alsacienne, and earned a degree in history from the Sorbonne.
Touitou's first role in the fashion industry was landing an entry-level job "by accident" at Kenzo Takada's French luxury house Kenzo in 1975. Touitou founded A.P.C. (Atelier de Production et de Création) in 1987. 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.
Awards and honors
- 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.
- Cooke, Fraser. "Jean Touitou". interviewmagazine.com. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
- ANDAM Jean Touitou A.P.C.
- "Jean Touitou". businessoffashion.com. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
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