Robert Perrier

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Robert Perrier
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Robert Charles Perrier

(1898-07-01)July 1, 1898
DiedApril 19, 1987(1987-04-19) (aged 88)
EducationHEC Paris
OccupationHaute couture textile supplier, Songwriter, Art collector
Years active1914–1970
ChildrenMarie-Jacques Perrier

Robert Charles Perrier (July 1, 1898 to April 19, 1987) was a French haute couture textile supplier, songwriter, socialite and art collector.[1] His vintage silks rank among the world’s most coveted luxury fabrics, including exclusivities created for Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, now exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musée de la Mode et du Textile and the Victoria and Albert Museum.[2][3] Perrier is further credited in history for having introduced synthetic fabrics to French haute couture, a major novelty at the time.[4][5]

Perrier's family’s private artistic salon in Montmartre, dubbed R-26, was a bohemian gathering place for many creative luminaries of the 1930s to 1960s, including singer Josephine Baker, architect Le Corbusier and musician Django Reinhardt.[6][7][8] He was the husband of lyricist Madeleine (Brault) Perrier and the father of journalist Marie-Jacques Perrier.[9]

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  1. ^ Maison Robert Perrier (Fédération Nationale du Tissu). 2000. Exhibit. Mairie du 4e arrondissement de Paris, Paris.
  2. ^ Cheverny. Paris: Philippe Rouillac, 2001. Print.
  3. ^ Pissard, Jean-François. Le Livre des héros. Poitiers: Le Pictavien, 2007. Print.
  4. ^ Wendy Moonan (2001-05-25). "Moonan, Wendy. "ANTIQUES; Fabrics for Stars Are Themselves The Stars of a Sale." New York Times 25 May 2001, Arts sec. Print". FRANCE: Retrieved 2014-08-19.
  5. ^ Clary, Michèle. “Marie-Jacques Perrier; Le Village de Montmartre, C’est Vous.” Paris Montmartre. 29 June 2011. Print.
  6. ^ Ramos, Barbara. “The Jazz Singer: Madame Perrier.” The Peacock. Paris. Winter 2012.
  7. ^ "Nevers, Daniel. Intégrale Django Reinhardt Vol 11: Swing 42 (CD liner notes). Paris: Frémeaux & Associés". Retrieved 2014-08-19.
  8. ^ Django Reinhardt - Swing De Paris. 6 Oct. 2012. Exhibit. La Cité de la musique, Paris. Archived February 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Nécrologie: Marie-Jacques Perrier." Le Figaro. Paris. 11 December 2012.