One of my favorite pairs of skis in my whole skiing lifetime was the Rossignol Allais Major. It was a metal sandwich ski that Allais conceptualized for skiing in GS and Downhill races. It came out in 1965, the year before the more-famous Rossi Strato was introduced.
I bought that pair of Allais Majors (205cm) in a ski swap in about 1970 for about $20. I skied on them regularly for years.
In reading up on Emile, it was interesting to learn that he not only won multiple World Championship ski races in the 1930's, he raced in the 1936 Olympics at Garmisch and was congratulated for his bronze medal by Adolph Hitler. He was instrumental in developing many of Rossignol's early ski designs and he also taught Gary Cooper and Brigitte Bardot to ski.
Apparently, one of his great goals in life was to ski the Vallee Blanche in Chamonix when he was 100 years old, but he didn't quite make it.
What an incredible career.