The path of Paul Marciano was in Morocco back in 1952. His family was Jewish by origin, but they stayed in Marseille, France. He was privileged in having his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather being Jewish rabbis. Paul Marciano had four siblings, and they attributed most of their lives in the synagogue complex.
It is at the age of 15 that Paul Marciano’s wouldn’t remain the same forever. He and his friend were involved in a motorcycle accident that was a head-on collision with an oncoming car. Paul Marciano had a difficulty of the limbs that sold the medical practitioners recommending him to a wheelchair where he stayed for a long time without the hope of walking ever again. There was the restoration of the limbs of Paul Marciano after a long while but the schools in France for not allowing to go back due to the amount of time that he was out of school and he had to return to Israel.
The place where Mr. Paul Marciano started his career in fashion and clothing was through his family business named Maurice Georges Armand. The shop made tremendous progress in the pressure industry and had a few stands in the French Riviera.
During an extended leave in the year 1977, the Marciano brothers went to California, and it is where the heart burnt for the business opportunities that that there. It was shortly after that Paul Marciano and his brothers formed Guess Inc. which has remained to be a dominant industry player in fashion. It was a decision amongst the Marciano brothers to sell 50% shares of the company to the Nakash brothers to widen their reach in the market. This joint alliance did not last for a long time as it was found out through the courts of law that the Nakash brothers had dealt with the Marciano brothers fraudulently. There was a decision to separate brands in Guess Inc. between the two sets of brothers to resolve the issues. The two brands were mainly “diesel” and “gasoline” divided between the Marciano and the Nakash brothers respectively.
It was a successful rise to leadership for Mr. Paul Marciano as he was in the company of Guess Inc. where he gained influence from the advertising manager to the chief operating officer. In August 2015, Paul Marciano resigned from being the chief executive officer of Guess Inc., and he was left with the executive chairman and the chief creative officer.
As a creative, Mr. Marciano started to find a lot of relief in art. This leading further to our nonprofit entity called Maurice and Paul Art Foundation.