February 2, (1926 – 2008), Christian Girard was born in Toulouse. 1944, he joins the free forces of the French Army. 1946/47 he becomes chief decorator of the French occupation troops in Germany. 1949 he creates his agency in Paris. 1962, he’s introduced to Maurice Casanova, during their collaboration are created the Le Bilboquet, Le Bistingo, L’aquavit et La Discothèque,fashionable places of the Parisian night. 1963, he decorates the apartments of Eddy Barclay and of Johnny Hallyday. 1964, Christian Girard marries the German actress Elga Andersen in Vienna, Curt Jurgens is their witness. 1966, he creates the Groupe Verseau with the composer Iannis Xenakis, the designers Paco Rabanne, Ungaro, the sculptor César, the hairdresser Alexandre, the architects Paul Maymont, Christian Philippe and the play-writer Arrabal. From 1965 to the end of the 70’s, he conceives a number of Parisian shops, precursory of today’s “concept stores”: Knap, Hit Parade, Casanova, B 33, Farenheit, Jns 3, Bulle, Penthouse, Vroom, Holywood Boulevard… 1975, he designs a shopping centre in Rueil-Malmaison : 7 300 m2 32 stores on 2 levels. From 1978 to the end of the 80’s, Christian Girard designs a great deal of the Parisian night clubs, Le Francois 1er, Le Soleil Noir, L’apocalypse, Le Garage, Le Central, Le Studio 102, Le Queen.