Charles Fossey, also known as "The Burmese Fakir" arrived in Paris in the 30's to work as an astrologist.
Ten years later, he decided to change job. With an address book full of names of ladies from high and middle social backgrounds, he asked himself : What are women interested in? Their silhouette, of course!
He went into patnership with Marcel BENA to make body shaping underwear. The brand Barbara was born.