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Jacques Doucet
Nationality: 
french
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1853
Birth Place: 
Paris
Death Date: 
1929
Grandson of Antoine, who established the original business for lingerie in 1816. There had been Doucet family involved in dressmaking since 1769. Jacques headed the business from 1875. Not a designer himself(but a major collector of art), Doucet employed designers Paul Poiret(1898-1900) and Madeleine Vionnet(1906-1912) before they opened their own businesses.