ICONIC PEOPLE IN SAINT JAMES

ICONIC PEOPLE IN SAINT JAMES

It was in Saint-James, a town in Normandy established by William the Conqueror in the 11th century and renowned for its extensive weaving and draping traditions, where the women acquired their yarns. In Saint-James, circa 1850, the Legallais family's spinning plant, Les Filatures de Saint-James, began producing the yarn for the fisherman sweater, fostering its popularity and transforming this regional expertise into a successful industry. To this day, the Saint James atelier and factory is still located in the small village of Saint James, (population: 3000) about 20 kilometers from Mont-Saint-Michel.

Saint-James has remained true to its hallmark for over 150 years, producing the highest quality nautical-inspired silhouettes. To this date, Saint James still purveys the French Navy and the French Army (La Marine française et l'Armée de Terre) with their official uniform sweaters. Here are some iconic people in Saint James

Pablo Picasso in Saint James
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Coco Chanel in the early 20th century
Audrey Tautou in Saint James for in the film Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Audrey Hepburn in Saint James
Brigitte Bardot in Saint James
James Dean in Saint James
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Andy Warhol in Saint James

For more detail about what we currently offer from Saint James, click HERE.