Jacques Le Corre

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Biography

Acclaimed French milliner Jacques le Corre has a timeless, laidback style that makes the wearing of hats effortless, elegant and available to all. His famed signature piece the mouldable ‘chapeau clochard de luxe.’ ‘Luxury Tramp’ hat launched in 1985 and has gone on to become an iconic style that is reinvented each season with different fabrics, textures and colours. Jacques Le Corre marries inspirations from fashions of the 1940’s
with his surrounding homeland France creating chic and fluid hats often perfect for a South of France setting.

Having studied graphic design and communications Jacques le Corre worked asA Jacques Le Corre creation a freelancer for several designers including Kenzo, Chloé and Jil Sander. Through these collaborations, Jacques Le Corre gained the technical knowledge required to launch his own label. 

His exploration of the notions of hat wearing and the subsequent challenges one is faced with when travelling and packing a hat led him to create his unique symbolic style, where the hat is both a wearable and functional piece and also an object in its own right.

Alongside louche and funky hats he also creates sculptural and romantic headwear, combining a scientific approach with a theatrical and futuristic aesthetic. The results are breath-taking and dynamic creations guaranteeing a striking entrance whatever the occasion. 

‘The world can come to an end, but never this hat. Probably this hat had always existed, in an invisible state.’- Mallarmé

Jacque Le Corres died in September 2010.  The atelier Jacques Le Corres continues to create the collections respecting his spirit and his direction. Expect to see bright colours and funky styles this season.

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