Founded the world’s first fashion specialized educational institution in 1841
In 1841, during the Second French Republic (1848-1852) (1852-1870), Alexis Lavigne, who was the Court Dresser of Napoleon III, founded the world’s first specialized education education institution on the Fontaine in Paris. This is the beginning of ESMOD. In that year, he devised the first manukan (mandai) and the measure (tape measure) in the world, and developed a method of cutting women’s clothing and plane cutting of men’s clothing logically. For young tailors and couturiers, who had no choice but to acquire skills through apprenticeship at the time, they published an educational book, which was the first step to systematic education. After that, she was handed over to her daughter, Alice Gael-Lavigne, and started to train women as “Gale-La Vigne school”. For contributions of fashion and clothing activities, awards were given from various countries in Europe, including France.