ZADIG & VOLTAIRE
French brand Zadig & Voltaire is a ready-to-wear fashion label established in 1997 by Thierry Gillier, the grandson of Andre Gillier and co-founder of Lacoste. The brand’s name was inspired by the Voltaire book, Zadig ou la Destinee. The Zadig & Voltaire style (jeans, boots and leather jackets) gained a solid reputation for accessible, high quality ready-to-wear and soon established a new meaning for ‘luxury’. In 2003, Swedish designer Cecilia Bonstom became the brand’s creative director. She established the rock spirit and bohemian style of the labe’ls iconic torn t-shirts, and silky cashmere knits.
The Zadig & Voltaire brand
For more than twenty years, the French brand Zadig & Voltaire has been shaking up the world of fashion by offering chic pieces with a resolutely rock spirit, even for children. From the emblematic cashmere sweater to the Tunisian T-shirt in a mini-me version, discover the history of the brand and its key pieces.
It was in 1997 that Thierry Gillier created Zadig & Voltaire. After studying art in the United States and a few years at the head of a chain of multi-brand stores, it was at the instigation of his wife Amélie that he decided to launch his own label. The fashion world is far from unknown to him since he is none other than the grandson of the co-founder of Lacoste, André Gillier. The name Zadig & Voltaire was inspired by Voltaire 's novel Zadig or destiny : above all he likes the optimism of the main character.