Introducing the Co-Founder of a Clothing Line Named Paul Marciano
Paul Marciano is an American fashion designer, businessman, investor and philanthropist, who was born in Debdou Morocco in 1952. He has won many Clio awards for his black and white advertisements, where he is the co-founder of the outfit company that uses being used in these advertisements. All of the four Marciano brothers named Paul, Armand, Maurice and Georges initially run their clothing company, and now, this same company and its extension lines are managed by Paul and Maurice.
Paul Marciano is a great benefactor to one of the largest Sephardic synagogues in Los Angeles. Born to a Jewish family, he was raised in Marseilles, France even if born in Morocco, together with his four siblings. His elders were rabbis, from great-grandfather to grandfather and his father. Along with his four brothers, from age 8-15, they lived in an apartment which is part of a synagogue complex, and he was a member of a Jewish boy scout group called Eclaireurs Israelites de France, which was considered as a Jewish boy scout group in the same complex. When Paul was 15, he was involved in a motorcycle accident with a friend, where they had a collision with a car coming towards them. Paul was told he could never walk again and thus spent in a wheelchair for seven months. Paul eventually regained normal use of his limbs after a year and half passed, but because of his prolonged absence, he was not re-accepted into school. With no chance of finishing his education, he traveled to Israel to reside in a kibbutz.
The family of Paul Marciano had a clothing company where he worked, and they had shops in the French Riviera. In 1977, during an extended leave, the four Marciano brothers Paul, Georges, Armand and Maurice, visited Southern California, and had developed an appreciation of the area. When France had political changes in 1981, the Marcianos closed their clothing company and moved to the United States. In the early 1980’s, they ran a clothing company in Beverly Hills on Little Santa Monica, and eventually originated a clothing company that is now famous worldwide.
In 1981, the Marciano brothers founded the brand famous in the jeans clothing line, and in 1983, sold to Nakash brothers 50% of the company. Unfortunately the joint venture turned sour, where the California court found that the Marcianos were fraudulently lured into transaction.
Paul Marciano stepped down in August 2015 as the CEO of the famous clothing brand and company, but remained as the chief creative officer and executive chairman. Unfortunately, in June 2018, Paul Marciano received allegations of sexual harassment, and so he resigned as executive chairman.