Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Fashion designer, Person

1949 –

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Who is Jean-Charles de Castelbajac?

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, also known as JC/DC, born 28 November 1949 in Casablanca, Morocco, is a fashion designer. As the Marquis de Castelbajac, he is a French nobleman. He has enjoyed international success with some of his creations, including a coat of teddy bears worn by pop star Madonna and by supermodel Helena Christensen in the film Prêt-à-Porter. Recently JC de Castelbajac has befriended artists such as M.I.A, Cassette Playa, Curry & Coco, and The Coconut Twins. His fashion archive was showcased in preparation for his retrospective "Gallie Rock" in Paris by photographers Tim and Barry, modelled by Cassette Playa, M.I.A., Jammer, Matthew Stone, Slew Dem Crew, and more.

As well as his imaginative clothing collections, the designer creates home furnishings and has designed a watch inspired by the childhood favourite, Lego.

In 1979, de Castelbajac married fashion journalist and model Katherine Lee Chambers. They had two sons before divorcing, among them Louis-Marie de Castelbajac.

In 2005, Raika was the de Castelbajac ready-to-wear license holder in Japan with retail value of €20 million. He also attended King of kitsch at Paris Fashion Week in 2010.

The designer is currently engaged to actress Mareva Galanter.

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Born
Nov 28, 1949
Casablanca
Also known as
  • JC/DC
  • Marquis de Castelbajac
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Morocco
  • France
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Lived in
  • Casablanca

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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