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The Biography of Paul Marciano, The Co-Founder Of GUESS

topartgalleriesJan 28, 2019, 5:29:57 PM

Born in the year 1952 in Morocco, Paul Marciano was raised in a Jewish family in a place known as Marseilles in France with four siblings namely Armand, Georges, Maurice, and Jacqueline. He is from the long family of rabbis with his father being a rabbi from 1954 all the way to 1986. His family lived in an apartment inside the synagogue complex and all his brothers were members of the Jewish Boy Scouts who are known as Einclairesurs Israelites de France under the same synagogue.

Paul Marciano's first struggle came in his 15th year 1967 when he and his friend were involved in a motorcycle accident whereby they were crushed by an over speeding car whose impacts included being told he would never ever walk again in his life. Paul Marciano however miraculously regained his full ability to use his limbs and walk again after one and a half years and 7 months of being in a wheelchair. Even though it felt great walking again, it is unfortunate that Paul Marciano was not re-accepted into his former school all thanks to the prolonged absence from school due to his illness. Since he was not able to get re-admission into school and complete his studies, Paul eventually traveled to Israel where he lived in a kibbutz.

Two years later, in 1969, when he hit 17 years, Paul Marciano went back to Marseilles when he took his first job as a salesperson in some jeans store while he worked in a club on Saturdays and Sundays alongside his brothers Georges and Maurice. While Paul checked coats at the club, his brother Georges on the other side served at the front door while Maurice was in charge of the bar. It is at this time that Georges began designing ties after which Maurice joined him and Paul begun selling the products in Paris doing his best until he finished the entire stock every day. The ties interestingly paved way for women blouses which were however same style and color which was whites only, click on this link to find out more: https://marcianoartfoundation.co.

In 1973, the efforts of the designing career led to the opening of a new company named MGA which stands for Maurice, Georges, and Armand which had its first store in Bandol, in an old fish store on a side street. From the ties and blouses, the brothers went a step higher to include dresses of the same size and style but different prints and fabrics and eventually pants and jeans. The stonewashed jeans, however, began selling in 1976 when they had already expanded to 20 stores already. For more information about art gallery, click on this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_museum.