At the same time, Léonard opens together with his son Pierre and his nephews, the first workshop selling rabbit skins in Paris, at 33 Avenue de la Roquette.
The second generation opens a new factory in Montreuil-sous-Bois, in the suburban area of Paris.
He establishes the largest rabbit skin company of the United States at the 401 Flushing Avenue.
He used to come frequently in the house’s factories to film scenes for his movies.
Simone Bardinon, married with Jean Bardinon, is the future president of the company.
She appears for this pic in her Turcat -Méry.
the Chapal Norwalk Hat Manufacturing & Co.
Jean Bardinon is the general secretary of the house at this right time : with his strong influence among the gastronomic
club Des Cents, he will assure the promotion of this new champagne .
It is at Maxim's that the Salon champagne will obtain its letters of nobility.
It is now the property of the Laurent Perrier group.
along with his successor Jean Bardinon.
This year will be marked by the death of Émile Chapal.
At this period of time, the company owns a dozen of factories around the world covering an area of 17 000 square meters, employs 3 000 workers and has a turnover of 260 000 000 french francs.
Brooklyn factory develops a patent for the “plastic coating” on sheepskin to make nappa shearling.
Only the Brooklyn ones intensified their production. The American unit supplies varnished sheepskins mainly
for the US Army Air Force jacket manufacturers.
Under the direction of Chombert company, Chapal manufactures the outfits of the Winter Olympics hostesses.
Jean-Claude Killy wins 3 gold medals and gets familiar with the company.
He uses the same process of plastification as the 1940 bomber jackets.
His Formula 1 driver friends - Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Henri Pescarolo, François Cevert - will be ambassadors of this new model.
Jacques Dutronc, Johnny Haliday and Sylvie spread the trend.
Chapal signs a contract with Christian Dior to manufacture its leather and fur ready-to-wear under the artistic direction of Frédéric Castet.
based on the company's aeronautical and automotive past.
Chapal presents the Art Jacket collection in collab with the painters Desailly and Raimond.
Jean-François Bardinon creates its own fragrance 1832 bottled in cognac flasks.
Jean-François Bardinon decides then to transform the company's former factories into an art center - one located in Montreuil-sous-Bois and the other one in Lagny-sur-Marne (outskirts of Paris).
A collaboration between the house and Japanese artists Gaki and Kana Ueno was carried out to celebrate the opening.
the leading market of the house.
The collection was created under the artistic direction of Tomas Romero.
That is why he designs some boiled wool jumpers with wool coming from local farms.
The jumpers are then knitted in the Creuse region and finally assembled in Chapal workshop.
featuring many Chapal jackets.
actor Raphaël Personnaz...