Once upon a time … Chantal

Born in a “quiet, middle-class” family, as she says with her usual humour, Chantal Thomass is the only daughter of an engineer father and a seamstress mother.

Attracted to the joys of design early on, it didn’t take her long to make a name for herself: as a student in a private, religious school, she never hesitated to customize her uniform. In doing so, she created the first, early version of her style; saucy, funny, daring, and wildly fashionable.