Jeanne Damas

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Born (1992-03-12) March 12, 1992 (age 30)
Paris, France
  • Designer
  • Creative director
  • Model
  • Founder of French fashion house Rouje

Jeanne Damas (born March 12, 1992) is a French designer, creative director, model and founder of French fashion house Rouje.

Early Life

Jeanne was born in Paris, France into a restaurant family. She grew up in the 12th arrondissement where her life basically turned around her parents' famous brasserie "Le Square Trousseau located downstairs from their apartment . She spent her early life within the three or four streets of the neighborhood where she called home. Everybody in the neighborhood knew Jeanne, and Jeanne knew everybody. This sincerity makes her define Paris as a small village rather than a big cosmopolitan city. [1]The brasserie of her parents is also the place where she took a step into the world of fashion thanks to the restaurant regulars such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and shop owners such as Nathalie Dumeix. Jean- Paul Gaultier was one of the first people who opened Jeanne's eyes into the fashion world by offering her a high school internship in his Paris atelier. The store of Nathalie Dumeix was on the same street of Jeanne's parents' brasserie and Jeanne started to visit the store after school at a very young age not only to talk about fashion but also about life. This was the start of a lifelong friendship and Jeanne's career in fashion. Shortly after, she launched her blog on Tumblr and started to document her life and style.[1]


Her Parisian charm, vision and allure in her blog posts took the attention of her French peers as well as the brands' very quick. The blog also planted the seeds of life-long friendship with Simon Porte Jacquemus who also had a blog as a teenager these days. Then, the brands such as Comptoir des Cotonniers, Redoute, and & Other Stories came knocking at Jeanne's door. In 2015, she became the brand ambassador of Gucci. At the same time, she continue to work and collaborate with Yasmine Eslami and Nathalie Dumeix.[1]

Her career as fashion designer and creative director started in 2016 with the birth of her own clothing and cosmetic brand Rouje which started as an online, direct-to-consumer brand. The brand represents the effortless Parisian style with a feminine touch without being too much. The Rouje collection has Paris at his heart with timeless pieces such as high-waist jeans, knits and wrap skirts in floral prints, and blazers. [2][3] Today, Rouje is one of the most influential French fashion brands and Jeanne Damas attributes this success to she is being in love with each and every one of the pieces of the brand.[4] And she adds in Rouje, women are designing and creating for women.

The brand's first physical meeting with its consumers debuted in 2018 with a retail space at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées. In 2019, Jeanne Damas opened the first Rouje physical store on the Rue Bachaumont in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris|2nd arrondissement of Paris. Besides the retail space, Rouje also has its restaurant "Chez Jeanne" which is located next to the Rouje store. As a daughter of a brasserie owner, Jeanne restaurant has an important place in her life as venues to bring people together and to create human encounters which gave the shape of Jeanne's today's life. [3]

Jeanne Damas takes her inspiration from the women around her; her mother, her sister, her friends or women on the streets of Paris. In 2018, Jeanne Damas came together with French journalist Lauren Bastide to celebrate the city of light and women live there, to shatter stereotypes, to give voice to women, and to celebrate the imperfection. This friendship project has produced a book, à Paris. In the book, Jeanne and Bastide who featured 20 woman and their stories communicate the real beauty of Paris and Parisian woman with all its beauty and imperfection.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mckenzie, Lesley (14 March 2021). "Jeanne Damas". Citizens of Humanity.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. Theodosi, Natalie (5 December 2018). "Influence Peddler: Jeanne Damas on Turning Rouje Into a Lifestyle Brand". WWD. Retrieved 14 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Burlet, Fleur (27 September 2019). "Jeanne Damas Opens First Rouje Store and Restaurant Chez Jeanne". WWD.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Rosemont, Sophie (14 June 2020). "French Girl Style, According to Simon Porte Jacquemus and Jeanne Damas". L'Officiel. Retrieved 14 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. Trochu, Eugenie (12 October 2017). "Pourquoi il faut lire "à Paris" de Jeanne Damas et Lauren Bastide ?". Vogue.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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