Known for the international flair he brought to his designs, especially drawing upon early Greek and Egyptian robes.
He tired of studying Law and instead accepted a job with Parisian couture house, Maison Jane, in 1925.
His evening gowns were characterized by their elegant use of chiffon. He was also known for his embroidered and sheath dresses.
He was born in Alexandria, Egypt.
His designs experienced a resurgence in popularity during the 1990s, long after his death, with Jennifer Lopez, Renée Zellweger, and Naomi Campbell all sporting his creations.