Jitrois is world renowned for its unique designs using leathers from France and furs from Scandanavia, combined with fine fabrics and Swarovski crystals. All designs are manufactured in France, and hand made in Paris. Born in South-West France in 1944, Jean Claude Jitrois became interested in clothing through his work with disabled children, creating costumes for them to play with in the hospital. However, it was a more personal symbol, his father’s aviator bomber jacket that was to inspire his first piece, made for Stephanie of Monaco after a chance meeting. Various boutique openings in the 1970’s and 1980’s and continued work with the royal family of Monaco helped to establish Jitrois within influential circles. In 2002 Jean Claude Jitrois received the ‘Legion d’Honneur’, the highest decoration in France for services to the fashion industry and the promotion of France abroad.