Charles Jourdan of France started his business in 1919 with opening a small shop in Romans, France.
Deemed as the most innovative shoes designer for over a decade since 1940, Charles Jourdan (1883 - 12 February 1976) has designed and produced shoes for Christian Dior and Pierre Cardin. A decade after Charles Jourdan passed away in Paris in 1976, the brand gained a massive global exposure after many of Charles Jourdan shoes were found at the Malacañang Palace during the coup against the late President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines. Imelda Marcos, the former first lady was known to have a huge collection of luxurious shoes. The late Princess Diana was a loyal customer too.