For as long as Zoé can remember she has loved everything to do with fashion. A visit with each of her grandmothers was always a special day. One loved clothing and couldn't wait to show Zoé the Christian Dior hat, Limoge ring or the intricate Guipure lace gown she had acquired. The other would patiently watch as the little girl studied and tried on each and everyone of her pieces of exquisite heirloom jewelry. By the time Zoé was a young teen she was making her own clothing and accessories. This love and fascination for impeccable workmanship has always inspired Zoé. Leading her into the entertainment industry as a clothing and costume designer, working almost exclusively with private clientele and projects in television and theater.
Commissioned in 2003 to design a gown for the Emmy Awards, she found herself at a small bead store looking for the gemstones to create an idea she had for a set of jeweled straps that could detach from the gown and transform into a layered necklace. Drawn to the colors and textures, not unlike the fabric stores she loved so much, was the beginning of a new creative path. Immersing herself in jewelry making classes and gaining the needed knowledge of gemstones. She then began making vintage inspired, interchangeable jewelry and thus started the Zoé DuFour Collection in 2004.
Her passion for the beauty around her as well as her family, friends and customers are a constant source of inspiration. Zoé lives north of Los Angeles, with her husband, Ron and English Cocker Spaniel Bailey and has a studio nearby. There each piece is created by hand, giving individual attention to proportion and balance combining semi-precious gemstones, sterling, gold and vintage findings to bring out the true artistic beauty in her line of jewelry and empower the woman who wears it.
Zoé's mission is to create high quality pieces that are unique in design and leave open each woman's interpretation to build on her own Collection and enjoy wearing year after year.