Girard believed that "color is sexy. It is playful. It disturbs." A friend of Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Girard was an architect, textile designer, and director of the Fabric Division at Herman Miller. He was inspired by Indian handicraft and designed MoMA's 1955 exhibition Textiles and Ornamental Arts of India. He was also active in MoMA's Good Design program as a juror (1950) and exhibition designer (1953). His work was featured in MoMA's shows Printed Textiles for the Home (1947) and Textiles U.S.A. (1956).
Gallery label from What Was Good Design? MoMA's Message 1944–56, May 6, 2009–January 10, 2011.