Paulette Coquatrix

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Paulette Coquatrix
BornClara Paulette Possicelsky
(1916-04-26)26 April 1916
Paris, France
Died28 May 2018(2018-05-28) (aged 102)
OccupationCostume designer
Spouse(s)Bruno Coquatrix (m. 19??-1979; his death); 1 child

Paulette Coquatrix (born Clara Paulette Possicelsky, 26 April 1916 – 28 May 2018) was a French costume designer.


Clara Paulette Possicelsky married Bruno Coquatrix. At the beginning of the 1950s, she was a costume designer for the Comédie-Caumartin shows, directed by Bruno Coquatrix from 1952.[1]

When he died in 1979, she inherited Olympia Hall in equal shares with her daughter Patricia. She entrusted the general direction to her nephew Jean-Michel Boris, who joined the company in 1954.[citation needed]

In July 1997, Coquatrix was awarded the Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur for her extensive career.[2]

Coquatrix sold the auditorium to the Vivendi group in August 2001.[3] Her daughter Patricia was the artistic director of Olympia until January 2002.[4]

Paulette Coquatrix died on May 28, 2018 at the age of 102.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Paulette Coquatrix - Auteur - Ressources de la Bibliothèque nationale de France". (in French). Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Ordre de la Legion D'Honneur Décret du 11 juillet 1997 portant promotion et nomination" (in French). 13 July 1997. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  3. ^ « Rachat de l'Olympia, cette fois c'est signé », Le Parisien, 17 octobre 2001
  4. ^ "Patricia Coquatrix quitte l'Olympia". L'Obs (in French). 31 January 2002. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Mort de Paulette Coquatrix, ancienne propriétaire de l'Olympia" (in French). Le Point. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  6. ^ Mort de Paulette Coquatrix, ancienne propriétaire de l'Olympia; accessed 5 June 2018.(in French)

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