Talented and versatile, Gilles Dufour created costumes for Mia Farrow, Viviane Romance and Annie Girardot, for films directed by Claude Chabrol and Audiard.
Since 1983, Gilles Dufour, having been Karl Lagerfeld's right-hand man at Chanel where he for 15 years designed the accessories collections. In 1998 he left Chanel to became Artistic Director of Balmain Diffusion Ready-to-Wear and the Licence Studios. After three seasons, Gilles Dufour was promptly sacked from the French fashion house Balmain, after the models appeared in T-shirts emblazoned with “Whore” and “Bitch” in the autumn/winter 2000 show.
In March 2001, he presented his first line of ready-to-wear under its own label, a very successful interpretation of luxury.
In early 2007, Dufour was appointed Artistic Director of Gripoix, the manufacturer of haute couture costume jewelry and accessories. He now designs a line for Gripoix called "Gilles Dufour pour Gripoix". He also oversees the company's haute couture accessories.