Marc du Plantier was born in 1901 in Madagascar. After obtaining his baccalaureate in Paris, he studied painting at the Académie Julian. In 1930, he set up as a decorator and distinguished himself by working exclusively for clients from the Parisian elite and nobility; his clients and friends included, for example, Princess L. de Faucigny-Lucinge, Baron A. de Fouquières, Paul Poiret and the Marquis and Marquise de Casa Valdès. His neo-Greek creations were a great success, but in 1939 he left France for Spain where his Parisian address book opened the doors of the capital's palaces. After working in Mexico City and Los Angeles, he returned to Paris in 1966 and, supported by Bérard and Maurice Rheims, he established himself with a clientele whose tastes had evolved considerably. He passed away in 1974.