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Daniel Hechter (born 30 July 1938) was the inventor of ready-to-wear.

Hechter was born in Paris, France, but left the capital at the age of four. He completed secondary education and worked as a storekeeper to a fashion house until 1955. By 1956, Louis F
raud
and Jacques Esterel were selling Hechter's designs, and he founded the Daniel Hechter Company in 1960. Brigitte Bardot helped bring his designs to a wider audience when she wore one of his outfits in La Parisienne.

He was also a key financial contributor in the early years of the football team Paris Saint-Germain, and also produced clothing ranges for skiing and tennis in 1971.

In 1997, he retired to Geneva, Switzerland, and his novel Le Boss was published in 2000.

He completed his secondary education and worked as a storekeeper to a fashion house until 1955. By 1956, Louis F
raud and Jacques Esterel were selling Hechter's designs, and he worked for designer Pierre d'Alby from 1958. Hechter founded the Daniel Hechter Company in 1962 with friend Armand Orustein. His stated goal was to offer wearable yet high-quality, creative fashion for a wide range of consumer groups. Over time he expanded his company, developing it into an international label that encompasses seven different collections. Brigitte Bardot helped bring his designs to a wider audience when she wore one of his outfits in La Parisienne. He is one of the first designers to produce clothing ranges for skiing and tennis, in 1971. In 1989, he launched his first line of perfume. He entered politics and sat on the Marseilles regional council starting in 1992. In 1997, he retired to Geneva, Switzerland, and he was elected Vice President of the Etoile-Carouge soccer club. His novel Le Boss was published in 2000.
 

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