1954: French luxury at the Comité Colbert
1954 French luxury
at the Comité Colbert
In 1954, Hédiard was among the 15 founding members of the newly-formed Comité Colbert. Created on the initiative of Jean-Jacques Guerlain, the committee bears the name of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, superintendent of buildings for Louis XIV, responsible for arts and manufacturing.
From its beginnings, it has brought together companies exporting savoir-faire and creativity from 13 sectors which represent the full range of the French art of fine living.
The Comité Colbert today comprises 80 members. It embodies French refinement and projects a vision of luxury in the world, of which Hédiard is a leading ambassador.