Moncler, is a French company founded in 1952 by René Ramillon. The company took is name from the abbreviation of Monestier-de-Clermont, an Alpine town near Grenoble.
The company provided the equipment for the Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio that successful first ascent to the summit of K2 on 13 July 1954. In 1968, Moncler was the official supplier of the French national team during the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. Also, during this period, Moncler adopted the cockerel as its symbol.
With down jackets and gilets of the very best quality, style and a variety of colours, Moncler has attracted a fantastic following including many celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Elle Macpherson and Katie Holmes.