Vintage Charles Jourdan belt
In great condition, this 1980s leather vintage Charles Jourdan belt is 100% leather. The gold buckle features the Charles Jourdan logo on the outside and is repeated on the inner buckle, along with the stamped text ‘Charles Jourdan, Made in Italy’. The belt currently has three holes (and a fourth hole that may have been added at a later date but has never pierced through).
About the designer: Charles Jourdan
Trained as a shoemaker after WWI, Frenchman Charles Jourdan opened a shoe shop in the Drôme region of France in 1919. Jourdan was the first shoe designer to place advertisements in the high-end fashion magazines in the 1930s which helped to establish his reputation as a haute couture house. In 1947 his three sons joined the company and expanded beyond France. Jourdan opened his first boutique in Paris in 1957 and was granted a license to design and manufacture shoes under the Christian Dior brand in 1959. Jourdan is considered one of the most innovative designers to use new materials in women’s shoes in the period following World War II. In the 1960s and early 1970s Jourdan used its magazine advertising campaigns to advance its avant-garde image by using imagery from the surrealist photographer Guy Bourdin. In 1975 Jourdan added ready-to-wear clothing and handbags to its line. One of the company’s regular customers was Princess Diana.
Total length of the belt: 94cm (37’)
Width of belt: 3cm (1’)
Will fit a size 8, 10 or 12