Fursac x Jacques Tati
Fursac pays tribute to the work of Jacques Tati.
« For me, the film starts once you’ve left the cinema »
(Je veux que le film commence quand vous avez quitté la salle) »
- Jacques Tati
Fursac pays tribute to the work of Jacques Tati with a range destined to delight classic cinemaphiles, available in selected Fursac shops and on fursac.com from the 30 of March.
Monsieur Hulot, the character Jacques Tati created and played in the ‘50s and 60’s, is an icon of French cinema: Puffing away on his pipe, umbrella in hand, his slightly stooped posture gazing intriguingly at the modern world busying by at breakneck speed.
Whether it’s the signature trench coat, the trousers hemmed too high, the striped socks, the floppy bow tie or the tipped bucket hat; his unmistakable silhouette is wedded to cinema history and continues to be vividly referenced to this day. Gauthier Borsarello pays homage with a capsule collection Fursac x Jacques Tati.
Fursac x Jacques Tati was dreamed up following an encounter between Gauthier Borsarello, Fursac’s creative director, and Louise Deschamps, the film director’s grand-niece and guardian of his work and legacy. They worked together to bring to life the artist’s creative world and original French charm. This also involved illustrator Philippe Dufour-Loriolle, with Gauthier delivering the perfect nods to films such as Playtime, Jour de Fête (The Big Day), Mon Oncle and Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Monsieur Hulot's Holiday) to delight aesthetes and movie-lovers alike.
« The fashion world allows us to pass on a slice of classic cinema to new generations. It would be unimaginable to think that such films, that have been restored over the years, could ever be forgotten. I was excited by the project from the get-go, because speaking to Gauthier, I saw he shared the same high standards, the same desire to connect with the everyday beauty of the world just as Jacques Tati did»
« I was introduced to cinema through the movies of Jacques Tati and specifically Monsieur Hulot. As a child, I was fascinated by the character’s style and allure, as I still am to this day. I started tipping my bucket hat and studied his manerisms. I loved the fact that he would alter his trousers, cut into his trench coat, and embroider his socks. I was captivated by his way of transforming functionality into male elegance. These are the very principles I abide by when designing the Fursac wardrobe, and never more so than here. »