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June 11, 2024

Beautiful Fashion Designs by Louis Féraud in the 1960s

Louis Féraud (1921–1999) was a French fashion designer and artist. In 1950, he created his first “Maison de Couture” in Cannes and by 1955 had established a couture house in Paris on 88, Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré and 57, rue Pierre-Charron.

Fashion designs by Louis Féraud in the 1960s

From the mid-1950s, Féraud was dressing the Parisian elite and designed the wardrobe of Brigitte Bardot for many of her movies. It wasn't however until 1958 that he presented his first haute couture collection in Paris.

In the early 1960s, Féraud hired the designers Jean-Louis Scherrer, Margit Brandt, and Per Spook. In 1970, he signed a contract with Fink (Germany) for a ladies’ prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear) collection. The year 1978 was an excellent one for Féraud: he won the “Golden Thimble Award” for his Spring/Summer 1978 Haute Couture Collection. He went on to claim this accolade again in 1984.

In 1995, Féraud was decorated Officier de la Légion d’honneur, by the French President. In September 1999, the Dutch group Secon acquired Féraud. He died that December, aged 78, after a long and severe battle with Alzheimer’s.

These vintage photos captured portraits of classic beauties wearing fashion designs by Louis Féraud in the 1960s.

Model in white faille evening gown by Louis Feraud, photo by Philippe Pottier, 1960

French designer Louis Feraud with actress Catherine Spaak, January 1961

Astrid Heeren and model in pastel colored jersey knit dresses by Louis Feraud, 1962

Christa Fiedler in black and white tweed suit, short belted jacket has fitted sleeves and red stitching decorating the lapels, by Louis Feraud, photo by Roland de Vassal, 1962

Christa Fiedler in elegant blue wool suit by Louis Feraud, gloves by Hermès, photo by Roland de Vassal, 1962

Laurence Renault-Cane in turquoise silk shantung coat by Louis Feraud, photo by Georges Saad, 1962

Audrey Sedor in evening ensemble by Louis Feraud, 1963

Audrey Sedor in linen dress by Louis Feraud, 1963

Maggi Eckardt in white linen suit banded with grosgrain by Louis Feraud, hat by Dolores Glamour, photo by Richard Dormer at the Toshogu Shrine, Nikko, Japan, Harper's Bazaar UK, June 1963

Model in black satin ciré suit, jacket is long, tied at the waist, by Louis Feraud, photo by Georges Saad, 1963

Model in silk print halter evening dress by Louis Feraud, photo by Pierre Derly, 1963

Three-piece wool and nylon suit by Louis Feraud, 1963

Grace Coddington in silk top made from black-and-white scarfs by Louis Fèraud, silk pants by Oriane of Capri, ring from Adrian Mann, photo by Richard Dormer, Harper's Bazaar UK, June 1964

Jill Kennington in hip-belted suit with latch-on fastening in baby pink Moygashel linen by Louis Féraud, sisal hat by Reed Crawford, photo by Terence Donovan, Harper's Bazaar UK, May 1964

Model in summer wear of white piqué tunic embroidered with black dots worn over black pants by Louis Feraud, sunglasses by Sol Amor, photo by Philippe Pottier, 1964

Pam Barkentin in sleek, asymmetrical, loopy wool coat by Louis Feraud at Saks Fifth Avenue, Harper's Bazaar, October 1964

Simone d'Aillencourt in coat-dress by Louis Feraud, photo by Emerick Bronson, 1964

Isabella Albonico in ribbed wool jersey dress belted low on the hips by Louis Feraud, 1965

Birgitta af Klercker in brilliant marigold shift in worsted jersey by Louis Feraud, photo by Bill King, Harper's Bazaar UK, October 1966

Deborah Dixon in colorful pull-over by Louis Feraud, photo by Tony Kent, 1966

Ina Balke in wool coat by Louis Feraud, photo by Jean-Jacques Bugat, 1966

Model in beige wool gabardine jacket that is 3/4 long, double breasted with large side pockets over slim short skirt by Louis Féraud, photo by Jean Louis Guégan, 1966

Model in short sweet dress of Bri-Nylon guipure and banded grosgrain by Louis Feraud, coiffure by Alain at René, photo by Bill King, Harper's Bazaar UK, April 1966

Nati Abascal in wool gabardine coat by Louis Feraud, 1966

Simone d'Aillencourt in gabardine mini-dress by Louis Feraud, 1966

Ulla Bomser in textured rayon and silk dress with demi-plastron bodice with twin buttons above side pockets by Louis Feraud for Saks Fifth Avenue, Vogue, March 1, 1966

Deborah Dixon in green wool coat with side-button closure and small rolled collar by Louis Feraud, photo by Jean Louis Guégan, 1967

Twiggy in easy hip-slung jodhpurs and jacket of yellow canvas over white t-shirt with one red dot by Louis Feraud, tall white canvas boots by François Villon for Feraud, photo by Bert Stern, Vogue, March 15, 1967

Model in cool, neat, pocketed sleeveless dress topped by a midi-jacket boldly buckled in silver by Louis Feraud, photo by Michael Murray, Harper's Bazaar UK, June 1968

Jeanette Christiansen in knit Ban-Lon top with matching wide legged pants by Louis Feraud, photo by Roland Bianchini, 1969


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