Born Danielle Maud Frizon, she began her career as a model in Paris couture houses in the 1960s. She opened her first shoe boutique and presented her first designs in 1969. She also designed shoes for designers such as Azadine Aalaia, Sonia Rykiel and Missoni. Married to Luigi de Marco, with whom she founded the company. The company was sold in 1999 and expanded to include clothing.