Moncler is a French brand founded in 1952 by René Ramillon most known for its down jackets and sportswear. Moncler took its name from the abbreviation of Monestier-de-Clermont, an Alpine town near Grenoble in France.
Moncler quilted jackets were chosen to equip several Italian and French ski expeditions in the 50’s and 60’s.
During Grenoble Winter Olympics, Moncler became the official supplier of the French national downhill skiing team. This special event also marked the change in logo: Mount Eguit, which rises up behind the village, was replaced by the cockerel.
Chantal Thomass, a designer who worked with the company until 1989, overhauled the appearance of the quilted jacket and she replaced the zipper with buttons and used fur trim, satin, and reversible fabrics.
In 2003, Moncler was bought out by the Italian entrepreneur Remo Ruffini, current President and Creative Director, who was to introduce the strategy of the global quilted jacket.