Etienne Aigner (1904-2000) was an Hungarian maker of handbags and other leather goods He worked in France, producing leather goods for companies such as Dior, but came to the United States in 1949. He worked out of his apartment, producing belts in what became his trademark dark red color. He opened a showroom in 1959.
Today there are two separate Etienne Aigner companies – one in the US and the other based in Munich, Germany.
Written by Lizzie Bramlett, fuzzylizzie.com