The House of Drecoll was founded in Vienna by an Austrian baron, Chistophe von Drecoll.1851-1933). He sold the name to his designer, Mme. Besancon, who opened the Paris house in 1905 with her husband as director. In 1914, Drecoll merged with the House of Beer. He absorbed the house of milliner Mme. Agnes, becoming Agnes-Drecoll in 1932.