The Moncler brand has been synonymous with quilted jackets since 1952, the year it was
founded in Monestier-de-Clermont. The first products were sleeping bags, hooded capes
and curtains. A couple of years later, the first quilted jackets to protect those who work in the
cold appeared. The first to note them was French mountaineer Lionel Terray, and this is how
the first jackets, gloves and sleeping bags for extreme weather were created, repeatedly put
to the test in several mountaineering expeditions, up to equipping the victorious Italian
expedition to K2. In the '80s, Moncler became an icon for metropolitan life.