Marc du Plantier was born in Madagascar in 1901. After earning his high-school diploma in Paris, he took classes in painting at Académie Julian. In 1930, he became a designer and was known for working only for the Parisian elite and the nobility. For example, his clients included Princess L. de Faucigny-Lucinge, Baron A. de Fouquières, Paul Poiret, and the Marquis and Marchioness of Casa Valdès. His neo-Greek creations were very successful, but in 1939 he left France for Spain, where his Parisian contacts opened the doors of the capital’s mansions to him. He later worked in Mexico, then Los Angeles, returning to Paris in 1966. Supported by Bérard and Maurice Rheims, he became popular with a clientele whose tastes had changed greatly. He passed away in 1974.