The  adventurer  Eugène  Le Moult's  made-to-measure  nightwear  was  kept  in  use  in  the  family  as  his  son  and  grandson  had  the  same  build:  tall  and  athletic.  These  pieces  are  being  rereleased  by  his  great- grand-daughter  P.Le Moult.
         All  P.Le  Moult  collections  reference  episodes  in  the  life  of  Eugène  Le Moult.  The  latest  is    NABOKOV,  as  the  author  of  Lolita  was,  with  luminaries  such  HIROHITO  (Showa  Emperor  of  Japan), LEOPOLD III (king  of  Belgium)  and  Sergei  KHRUSHCHEV  (son  of  the  Soviet  Premier),  a  faithful  client  of  Cabinet  Le Moult.

the JAPAN-only biography of Eugène «CROWNED BY a BUTTERFLY-NET» by Daisaburo Okumoto, Edition: Chuokoron-sha, Inc. (Tokyo, 01/07/1997), ISBN-10: 4122028957

the JAPAN-only biography of Eugène «CROWNED BY a BUTTERFLY-NET» by Daisaburo Okumoto, Edition: Chuokoron-sha, Inc. (Tokyo, 01/07/1997), ISBN-10: 4122028957

TINTIN MAGAZINE: №396 24 May 1956  "The Ephemeral Carousel" (the life of Eugène Le Moult)

TINTIN MAGAZINE: №396 24 May 1956  "The Ephemeral Carousel" (the life of Eugène Le Moult)

       Dad’s  grand-dad  led  a  FABULOUS  LIFE  of  ADVENTURE  AND  POETRY. He was  the  world's  №1  butterfly-hunter  at  a  time  when  butterfly-collecting  was  de  rigeur  for  gentlemen  of  class.

TINTIN Magazine №396 24th May 1956

           Eugène  grew  up  on  DEVIL’s  ISLAND,  North  of  Brazil.  Here  he  slept  alone  in  the  SAVAGE  JUNGLE  when  tracking  butterflies,  routinely  in  mortal  danger,  attacked  by  venomous  SNAKES,  SPIDERS  and  JAGUARS.

TINTIN Magazine №396 24th May 1956

          Furthermore,  dad’s  grand-dad  had  fickle  helpers:  STONE-AGE  TRIBES  and  the  OUTLAWS  that  France  sent  to  exile  in  the  jungle  (as  referenced  in  the  Steve  McQueen/  Dustin  Hoffman  movie  PAPILLON).

TINTIN Magazine №396 24th May 1956

         Great-grandad  relied  on  FUNCTION  in  his  NIGHTWEAR...
         Moving  to  Paris,  Eugène  became  the  WORLD'S  BIGGEST  PRIVATE  COLLECTOR,  only  the  national  museums  of  London,  Washington  and  Paris  owning  more  butterflies.

PARIS MATCH №°314 du 02/04/1955

PARIS MATCH №°314 du 02/04/1955

         «People  think  that  hunting  butterflies  is  a  symbol  of  cute  nonchalance.  In  fact  it's  a  sport,  and  even  one  of  the  hardest.  In  France  this  would  mean  constant  walking,  climbing,  sprinting  or  long-distance  running.  In  the  tropics,  it's  the  same  thing,  plus  the  threat  of  wild  animals.»
          E.LM  in  Paris  Match  №314  2nd  April  1955

PRALINE  LE MOULT

Photo by Maria Ziegelböck http://mariaziegelboeck.com

Photo by Maria Ziegelböck http://mariaziegelboeck.com

          Graduate  of  both  Central-Saint Martins  and  the  École des Beaux Arts de  Paris,  LVMH Arts Prize  winner,  Praline  inherited  Eugène's  clothes.
          Familiar  with  her  grandmother's  stories,  she  started  exploring  Eugène's  life  through  his  self-aggrandising  autobiography  «Mes  Chasses  aux  Papillons»  (ISBN:  2-252-03973-6),  the  Japanese  book  on  Eugène  «Crowned  with  a  Butterfly  Net»  (ISBN:  4122028957)  and  scholarly  articles  on  his  work  in  French Guiana.