- Category : 1883-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (34,48,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 3
French fashion designer known best for his designs of women's luxury shoes starting in 1919. His small family business grew quickly and managed to manufacture 650,000 pairs of shoes in 1960. He died in Romans-sur-Isère on 13 February 1976 at age 92. Jourdan gained unintended publicity from the exposure of Imelda Marcos' excesses in shoe fashion in 1986, among them many Jourdan stilettos.
His name reached its greatest reputation in the years since his death under the leadership of his sons (Rene, Charles and Roland), first with an emphasis on the use of innovative materials and later for more conservative designs. After 2000 the company went into decline and was sold to investment bankers.