Born on January 10, 1944 in Narbonne, Jean-Claude spent his childhood in Aix-en-Provence surrounded by his mother, a housewife, and his father, an aviation officer. At the age of 18, he moved to Paris to study child psychomotor skills at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital. He follows the courses of major psychoanalyst amongst them Françoise Dolto and Jacques Lacan.
In 1968 he graduated and transferred to Nice. To help the children in his care and restore their confidence, he creates “therapeutic” disguises in crepe paper.
In 1975, he became director of the Higher Institute for Psychomotor Rehabilitation in Nice and was involved in the training of nearly 400 students.
In 2002, Jean Claude Jitrois received the Legion of Honor for his contribution to the Fashion sector and the promotion of France throughout the world.