THE HISTORY OF LOLA PRUSAC
Lola Prusac is born
Born as Leontyna Prussak, Lola Prusac was born on January 18, 1895 in Łódź, Poland. At the time, textile production was quite substantial in Łódź. Growing up, Lola learned to work with many different textiles which would prove to be a dominant influence in her career.
First fragrance is released
In 1958, Lola comes out with her first fragrance, named Sega, packaged in an aluminum bottle with a cork top.
Jewels & Perfumes
This ad featured a model showcasing Lola Prusac's fashion jewelry alongside the release of her newest scent, Grant de Crin.
Lola moves to Paris
Lola and her two sisters leave Poland and settle in Paris, France. Here, Lola completed her education at Sorbonne and the École du Louvre.
Full page magazine ad
In the early 1940s, Lola showcases her pieces in a full page ad in a Hungarian magazine. The collection includes a blouse, sweater, scarf, belt, gloves and clutch.
Tricot satchel arrives
In 1965, Lola comes out with a frame satchel made of tricot and leather. The tricot material is hand stitched with a bold pattern that is still incorporated today.
Lola awarded the Golden Needle
In 1978, Lola Prusac receives the aiguille d'or (golden needle), a French award to honor talented fashion designers.
Lola works at Hermès
In 1926, Lola is hired by Hermès, where she designs their first clothing collection for women. Lola's knowledge of textiles and colors play a significant role in her designs. Lola works here for the next 10 years, creating clothing, silk squares and handbags.
In 1948, Lola Prusac begins creating her own fashion shows, including appearing in the Paris Haute Couture Week.
Second fragrance released
In 1967 she releases her second fragrance named Grant de Crin, a gender neutral fresh scent.