Creator of unique fashion and furniture designs for over 50 years, especially his Space Age designs and bubble dress.
He worked as an apprentice for a clothier and later as a tailor's apprentice at 14 years of age.
He was a designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1991.
He lived in Provence village with wife Collette for decades.
His creations were worn by many celebrities, including Shirley Maclaine and French actress Nora Arnezeder.