Down with the kidz

Fashion Profile interview with JCDC

Originally published in

This is the story of JCDC, the aristocrat who became an underground hero.

Some people may know him as the Marquis de Castelbajac, a nobleman from southern France, but others will know him as JCDC, the subversive Parisian fashion designer, famed for his use of primary colours and pop art inspired creations, worn by the likes of Madonna, Beth Ditto, Talking Heads and even Andy Warhol.

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is arguably one of fashion and music’s biggest players du jour: his recent achievements include Gaga’s striped dress in her ‘Telephone’ video.

The genius of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac transcends cultural boundaries. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he is adored by the high society fashion cliques as well as the kids on the street, most notably of late, the UK grime contingent. But it was the US hip-hop community who affectionately renamed him JCDC in the late Eighties, when he brought his cartoon-embellished sweatshirts to The Bronx.

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