Claude Montana is a French designer of Catalan father and German mother, born in Paris in 1949. In the 60s it began his career selling papier-mâché jewelry in the London markets. In the early seventies he returned to his native Paris and began working with a manufacturer of leather and that's where he discovered one of his favorite materials: leather. In 1976 he presented his first fashion show with pieces of leather and metals, all very colorful and ahead of its time. In 1979 created his own brand: The House of Montana. During the 80s, along with Thierry Mugler and Jean Paul Gaultier, was a fashion icon with his sensual and aggressive forms, with huge shoulder pads and bright colors. In the '90s, in addition to designing for his maison, he did it also for Lanvin, one of the big houses, which is why he received two consecutive Golden Thimble awards. In 1997, the fashion house Montana broke due to poor management and was replaced by Dominique Morlotti. In 2002, Claude Montana presented his last fashion show and retired from public life.
We must mention that he was a pioneer in creating his own line of Montana perfumes for men and for women, reaching a total of 21 fragrances and being the flagship, and the first, Montana Peau, launched in 1986 which was re-edited in 2011 due to its success over decades. In this same way, we find other legendary perfumes, such as Montana Blu and Montana 80's and they all exude a personality and sensuality characteristic of this iconic designer.