Marithé et François Girbaud

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Marithé + François Girbaud
joint-stock company
IndustryFashion
FoundedParis, France (1972)
FounderFrançois Girbaud, Marithé Bachellerie
Headquarters,
France
ProductsClothes : Jeans, etc.
Number of employees
more than 10 (2019)
ParentMad Lane
Websitewww.girbaud.com

Marithé + François Girbaud is an international clothing company based in France and founded by stylists François Girbaud and Marithé Bachellerie in 1972.[1][2][3] They created several brands: Compagnie des montagnes et des forêts, Ça, Closed, Matricule 11342, etc.[4] They are world-known especially for industrialization of the Stonewash (stone washing process), baggy trousers and skin-tight jeans.[5][6][7]

History[edit]

François and Marithé Girbaud began their career working in the parisian clothes shop : Western House, in 1964.[8] Then Maurice Chorenslup, Pierre Zelcer and Jacques Rozenker helped the couple to create their first brands.[9]

The 80's – 90's are decades of biggest successes for the French brand, with a $900 million worldwide turnover; in 2010, the group was still generating €200 million of revenue.[10]


In 1983, the Girbaud duo are creating costumes for Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri, actors of Flashdance movie.[11]

In 1992, Kris Kross, a rap/hip hop duo known for hit song "Jump", are wearing Girbaud's jeans in their music video.[12][13][14]

In June 2012, it was reported that Girbaud had filed for bankruptcy and that its websites were down.[15]

In 2015, Marithé Bachellerie and François Girbaud create a new company named Mad Lane (an itinerant concept store) but they are still using the original name Marithé + François Girbaud.[16][17]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "There's a nostalgia-driven underground market for Girbaud's famous Shuttle jeans". Quartz. 31 January 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Co gets into no-stretch, raw denim with Francois Girbaud". Los Angeles Times. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  3. ^ Aewing (26 July 2007). "Girbaud Jeans Pulls A "Cristal" Move on Hip Hop". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  4. ^ https://www.tendances-de-mode.com/2007/01/22/8-marithe-et-francois-girbaud
  5. ^ http://www.jeansdenim.fr/histoire-jeans-marithe-francois-girbaud/4826/y-6/
  6. ^ http://leblogdujeans.mondenim.com/marques-2/saga-des-grandes-marques-de-jeans/saga-des-marques-de-jeans-marithe-francois-girbaud/
  7. ^ http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2012/11/11/1486366-francois-girbaud-le-jean-est-ne-dans-le-sud-ouest.html
  8. ^ http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/1999/10/31/210340-chez-girbaud-le-jean-est-eternel.html
  9. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2290497
  10. ^ http://www.lefigaro.fr/societes/2011/11/17/04015-20111117ARTFIG00756-marithe-etfrancois-girbaud-prets-a-ceder-leur-marque.php
  11. ^ http://www.parismatch.com/Vivre/Mode/Jennifer-Beals-s-est-mouillee-pour-nos-jeans-144874
  12. ^ http://uk.complex.com/style/2013/08/evolution-of-denim-in-hip-hop/kriss-kross
  13. ^ http://madame.lefigaro.fr/style/les-girbaud-aux-platines-080507-408
  14. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=010KyIQjkTk
  15. ^ "Marithé + François Girbaud Files for Chapter 11".
  16. ^ http://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/mode/marithe-francois-girbaud-en-tournee-avec-leur-concept-store-itinerant-233449
  17. ^ http://www.lejdd.fr/Economie/Entreprises/Marithe-et-Francois-Girbaud-le-retour-d-une-icone-751895
  18. ^ "Marithé + François = Girbaud". IMDb. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2016.

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