-By Sara Micelotta-
For those of us who aren’t afraid of setting aside our new patent pumps and showing-off our inner-rockstar, we turn to Zadig & Voltaire. From sequins and metallics to Tunisian tees and skull-adorned cashmere wraps, the brand embodies urban luxury in every sense of the word. Think casual chic. The kinds of pieces you feel are almost too comfortable to wear in public, until you look in your full-length mirror and realize you’re at a ten on the scale of one to chic.
It’s no surprise that the man behind it all, Thierry Gillier, has his own thriving label—yes, he’s the son of Lacoste co-founder, André Gillier, which essentially makes him fashion royalty. Gillier embraced his designer DNA early on and launched his eponymous label in Paris circa 1997. With an appreciation for French philosophy—hence the brand’s name—and passion for all things artistic, Gillier draws upon his many influences to maintain the brand’s modern, rock and roll aesthetic. Fortunately for the rest of the world, Gillier didn’t keep Zadig & Voltaire a French secret for long. From the United States to the Middle East (and essentially everywhere in between), we can find photo-worthy women, men and children rocking the brand’s signature cashmere pulls and printed tees. Everyone needs a little Zadig in their life.
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