by Jean Paul
Jean Paul Fekete, originally from Nice, France, began designing and handmaking leather footwear and garments in the early 1970's. He received a degree in pattern making from Es Mode School of Design in Nice, and later a Master Furrier degree from the Master Fur Guild of America. His work in the fur industry in the US includes working as a buyer and sales manager for the Saks Fifth Avenue fur salons, and owning his own fur salons in the Atlanta, Cleveland, and Chicago areas. Jean Paul currently resides in Austin, TX with his wife and children.