savoir-faire

  • February 13th, 2014

    AURÉLIE FILIPPETTI AND KARL LAGERFELD
    VISIT THE METIERS D'ART ATELIERS

    "What I admire the most, is the patience (...), the precision and the refinement," says Karl Lagerfeld about the Maisons d'art and their craftmanship.
    The Artistic Director and Aurelie Filippetti, the French Minister of Culture, visited the new Métiers d'art ateliers in Pantin, near Paris, on Friday, February 7th. These ateliers include embroiderer Lesage, feathermaker Lemarié, milliner Maison Michel, atelier grand flou Paloma, and the goldsmith Goossens, which are honored each year in December with Chanel Metiers d'Art show.
    The Minister emphasized, "These trades, this excellence, they are a French exception."

    Photo by Olivier Saillant

  • December 11th, 2013

    BEHIND THE SCENES OF
    LESAGE, LEMARIÉ AND MAISON MICHEL

    The “Paris-Dallas” collection, shown on December 10th at Dallas Fair Park, highlighted the savoir faire of artisans among which embroiderer Lesage, feathers and flowers maker Lemarié and hat maker Maison Michel

    Photo © Vincent Lappartient

  • July 12th, 2013

    MAKING OF THE HAUTE COUTURE
    FALL-WINTER 2013/14

    Soundtrack: Brice Davoli "Migrating Birds"