Maison Lesage - Haute Couture Embroidery

Author(s): Patrick Mauriès

fashion designers

Founded in 1858 under the name of Michonet (then supplier to such fashion legends as the House of Worth) before being bought by the Lesage family in the 1920s, Maison Lesage has created exceptional embroidery motifs, often requiring hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of precise beadwork, for star fashion designers across the decades. Fashion legends such as Elsa Schiaparelli (with her famous _Circus_ and _Zodiac_ collections) and Yves Saint Laurent (whose _Van Gogh_ iris-embroidered jackets number over 200,000 pearls and 250,000 sequins) worked exclusively with Maison Lesage, but the embroiderer also collaborated with a raft of international designers, including Balmain, the House of Worth, Vionnet and Lacroix. Perhaps best known today for the masterpieces it creates for Karl Lagerfeld_s Chanel collections, Maison Lesage was bought by Chanel in 2002 to ensure the survival of its unique history and extraordinary skills. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography of the house_s archives and illuminated with texts by Patrick Mauriès, Maison Lesage is both a tribute to exceptional craftsmanship and a journey through a hundred years of fashion at its most sumptuous and inventive.


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  • : 9780500021538
  • : Thames & Hudson Australia Pty, Limited
  • : Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : January 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patrick Mauriès
  • : Hardback
  • : 224