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20-06-2013
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Jean-Louis Scherrer dies aged 78
Le couturier Jean-Louis Scherrer est décédé jeudi matin à Paris à 78 ans, des suites d’une longue maladie, a indiqué un de ses proches à l’AFP, confirmant une information du Point.

Jean-Louis Scherrer était «depuis dix mois à l’hôpital», a dit Guillaume Feugeas, son «employé depuis 14 ans». Il est décédé dans une clinique du XVème arrondissement parisien.

«Il est mort des suites d’une longue maladie. Son état s’était aggravé il y a quelques mois», a-t-il poursuivi.

Né le 19 février 1935, Jean-Louis Scherrer avait d’abord suivi le Conservatoire pour devenir danseur professionnel, mais un accident l’avait empêché de faire carrière.

En 1956, un diplôme de la Chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne en main, il est entré chez Christian Dior, qui lui a appris la technique de la haute couture. Après la mort de Dior, il a travaillé avec Yves Saint-Laurent.

Il s’était lancé sous son propre nom en 1962 et c’est dans une cave qu’il a exposé sa première collection, des robes de cocktails fauves, à pois ou fleuries. En 1971, il a réalisé son rêve en ouvrant sa boutique avenue Montaigne, temple du chic parisien, et a reçu l’appellation «haute couture».

Il a compté Jackie Kennedy et Michèle Morgan parmi ses clientes.

Après des années de succès, Jean-Louis Scherrer a été congédié par ses actionnaires en 1992. Sa griffe a disparu en 2008.


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The couturier Jean-Louis Scherrer died Thursday morning in Paris at age 78, following a long illness, said a relative told AFP, confirming a report in Point.

Jean-Louis Scherrer was "for ten months in the hospital," said William Feugeas his "employee for 14 years." He died in a clinic in the fifteenth arrondissement.

"He died following a long illness. His condition had worsened a few months ago, "he said.

Born February 19, 1935, Jean-Louis Scherrer had initially followed the Conservatory to become a professional dancer, but an accident prevented him from pursuing a career.

In 1956 graduated from the Chambre Syndicale in Paris couture hand, he joined Christian Dior, who taught him the art of haute couture. After Dior's death, he worked with Yves Saint-Laurent.

It was launched under its own name in 1962 and it is in a basement that has exhibited his first collection of wild cocktail dresses, polka dot or floral. In 1971, he realized his dream of opening his shop avenue Montaigne, temple of Parisian chic, and has been termed "haute couture".

He counted Jackie Kennedy and Michele Morgan among its clients.

After years of success, Jean-Louis Scherrer was fired by the shareholders in 1992. His claw disappeared in 2008.

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That is very sad.
There was always something noble in his designs.
Rest in peace.

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Jean-Louis Scherrer has died.
Mr Scherrer died a couple of days ago after a lengthy illness.

http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/colum...ead-at-78.html


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So sorry to hear that. I'm just beginning to discover his work, he made beautiful clothes, may he rest in peace.

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So sad!

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