Jean Patou

Nothing short of a trailblazer, French designer Jean Patou, who first rose to fame in the ’20s and ‘30s, is credited with the invention of the tennis skirt and the first sun tan lotion. Launching in 1925, Patou’s perfume line has achieved enduring success and iconic status, with the legendary ‘Joy’ winning Perfume of The Century at the Fragrance Foundation Awards in 2000.