Zadig & Voltaire
Paris based Zadig & Voltaire the ready to wear brand was founded in 1995 by Thierry Gillier, grand-son of André Gillier, the co-founder of Lacoste. With this lineage Thierry fell in love with fashion at an early age, and decided to make it his life. Thierry started by opening several multi-label clothing stores, before partnering with a Scottish cashmere producer to develop a line of sweaters and in 1996 he put his first designs on sale. Zadig & Voltaire as we know it now was formed when Thierry met Amélie and the future Mr. and Mrs. Gellier decided to combine his textile technique and her style and design, and Zadig & Voltaire was born in 1997.