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His perfume follows you in Paris streets!
Effluve des sens ! Feu d'artifice ! fireworks in Paris from Claude MONTANA
Paris c'est toujours PARIS !
Claude Montana Sophie Walser
rue Saint-Honoré Paris - September2009
"Freelance jewelry designer, London, 1971-72; designer, with Michelle Costas, ready-to-wear and accessories line for Idéal-Cuir, Paris, 1973; assistant designer, 1973, and head designer, 1974, MacDouglas Leathers, Paris; freelance designer, Complice, Ferrer y Sentis Knitwear.
He founded own company, 1979; Hommes Montana presented, 1981; first boutique opened, Paris, 1983; Montana Pour Femme fragrance introduced, 1986; signed with Gruppo GFT to license womenswear, 1987; Parfum d'Homme introduced, 1989; Parfum d'Elle introduced, 1990; designer in charge of haute couture, Lanvin, 1989-92; continues ready-to-wear collections under own name, diffusion line introduced, 1991; Parums Montana acquired by Clarins SA, 1995; left Gruppo GFT for Groupe Mendes, 1996; launched leather accessories, 1996; launched Just Me fragrance, 1997; sought protection from creditors, 1997; firm and name sold, 1998; Montana Blu collection introduced, 1998; Montana Blu fragrance debuted, 2001. Exhibitions: Intimate Architecture: Contemporary Clothing Design, Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982. Awards: Prix Medicis, 1989; Fragrance Foundation award, 1990; Golden Thimble award, 1990, 1991"
Claude Montana after showing his fall/winter 2001 ready-to-wear collection.
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