2023/24 Métiers d’art

In the maisons d’art ateliers

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The Fashion Métiers d’art bring together several hundred embroiderers, feather workers, paruriers, goldsmiths, pleaters, shoemakers, hatters and milliners.
Their savoir-faire are at the heart of every collection, especially at the heart of the Métiers d'art collection, highlighting their work since 2002.

In the ateliers

The artistic directors and artisans of the Maisons d'art at le19M open the doors of their ateliers to Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, founders of the British magazine 𝘊𝘏𝘈𝘖𝘚 𝘚𝘪𝘹𝘵𝘺𝘕𝘪𝘯𝘦.

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Lemarié
massaro
lesage
Desrues
MAISON MICHEL
Atelier Montex
GOOSSENS
Paloma

Lemarié

feather worker since 1880, flower maker, pleater, couture expert and textile ennoblisher

Since the 1960s, CHANEL’s emblematic camellias – like all of Lemarié’s floral ornaments – have been hand assembled petal by petal.

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Since the 1960s, CHANEL’s emblematic camellias - like all of Lemarié’s floral ornaments - have been hand assembled petal by petal. In the completely draught-free workshops of le 19M, armfuls of feathers are sorted one by one, then combed, curled or smoothed, glued or even woven. A vital partner to CHANEL for its collections, Lemarié also excels in couture sewing and creates remarkable inlays, flounces, smocks and pleats. Lemarié joined the CHANEL Métiers d’art in 1996.

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massaro

shoemaker since 1894

From carving the last to sewing the upper to the sole, the shoes by Massaro for CHANEL are entirely handmade, in a perpetual search for elegance and comfort.

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From carving the last to sewing the upper to the sole, the shoes by Massaro for CHANEL are entirely handmade, in a perpetual search for elegance and comfort. The collaboration between CHANEL and Massaro began in 1957 with Gabrielle Chanel’s emblematic two-tone shoe and has continued from show to show ever since. Massaro joined the Fashion Métiers d’art in 2002.

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lesage

EMBROIDERER SINCE 1924
AND TWEED MAKER

A creative legend which has collaborated with the greatest couturiers, Lesage designs and embroiders sumptuous patterns.

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A creative legend which has collaborated with the greatest couturiers, Lesage designs and embroiders sumptuous patterns. Since 1998, it has also been reinventing the tweed so dear to CHANEL, blending woollen yarns with the most unexpected materials. A partner of CHANEL since 1983, Lesage joined the Fashion Métiers d’art in 2002 and continues this fruitful creative dialogue under the impetus of Virginie Viard. At le19M, Lesage brings together its ateliers, its unique collection of samples and its school where embroiderers pass on the secrets of their savoir-faire to the younger generations.

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Desrues

PARURIER D'ART SINCE 1929

Founded by Georges Desrues in 1929, every season the parurier d’art Desrues crafts buttons, jewellery, belt buckles as well as handbag clasps for fashion’s biggest houses.

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Founded by Georges Desrues in 1929, every season the parurier d’art Desrues crafts buttons, jewellery, belt buckles as well as handbag clasps for fashion’s biggest houses. Colourists, designers, model makers, engravers, enamellers, stylists and 3D developers render the infinitely small infinitely beautiful. Partners with CHANEL since 1965, Desrues was the first Métier d’art to be acquired by the House in 1985 as a means to preserve and develop their unique expertise.

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Maison
Michel

hatter and milliner
since 1936

Heir to a savoir-faire established in Paris since the 14th century, Maison Michel preserves and hands down the secrets of hat making.

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Heir to a savoir-faire established in Paris since the 14th century, Maison Michel preserves and hands down the secrets of hat making. In its le19M ateliers, caps and brims are handcrafted on 3,000 lime wood blocks before being embellished with braids, flowers, feathers and other adornments by the House milliners. Maison Michel joined the Fashion Métiers d’art in 1997. Its boaters, veils, caps and berets evolve according to the CHANEL codes and are used to accessorise every collection.

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Atelier Montex

embroiderer since 1939

Combining ancestral traditions with contemporary creation, this is the magic of the Montex embroidery atelier.

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Combining ancestral traditions with contemporary creation, this is the magic of the Montex embroidery atelier. The sophisticated, modern and precious motifs that contribute to magnifying the CHANEL collections are all made using needlework, a Lunéville crochet hook or with the Cornely, a century-old embroidery machine guided by the hand. Montex joined the Fashion Métiers d’art in 2011.

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GOOSSENS

goldsmith since 1950

Precise gestures, meticulous workmanship, accurate proportions, perfecting the object... Robert Goossens’ technical skills evolved between sculpture and goldsmithing,

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Precise gestures, meticulous workmanship, accurate proportions, perfecting the object... Robert Goossens’ technical skills evolved between sculpture and goldsmithing. from 1954, when he recreated Byzantine jewellery with Gabrielle Chanel, and later when he designed some of the furniture for her apartment at 31 rue Cambon. The House of Goossens perpetuates the heritage of its founder and today continues to respond to CHANEL’s imagination. Goossens joined the Fashion Métiers d’art in 2005.

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Paloma

atelier flou since 1982

Created in 1982 and integrated into the Fashion Métiers d'art in 2011, the Paloma atelier excels in the art of flou and its artisans render silk, organza, gauze and fine crêpe sublime at the heart of its ateliers.

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Created in 1982 and integrated into the Fashion Métiers d'art in 2011, the Paloma atelier excels in the art of flou and its artisans render silk, organza, gauze and fine crêpe sublime at the heart of its ateliers. Renowned for its unrivalled savoir-faire and versatile approach, from the fashioning of a trim to the making of a complete garment, Paloma has collaborated, from its inception, with the most prominent Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture houses.

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