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3.55 MÉTIERS D'ART PODCAST — JEAN-ÉTIENNE PRACH FOR MASSARO

Since 1894, Massaro has been creating exceptional footwear. Today, the House is one of the CHANEL Maisons d'art. Joana Preiss sat down with Jean-Étienne Prach, Massaro's artistic director, to discuss the age-old skills of their artisans passed down through the years in their ateliers. They also discussed the collective work of the Maisons d'art in the creation of unique designs, such as the oxford shoes in the Paris-Hamburg show, which were produced after Karl Lagerfeld's drawings in collaboration with Maison Desrues.

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3.55 MÉTIERS D'ART PODCAST —
ASKA YAMASHITA FOR MONTEX

Aska Yamashita, artistic director of the embroidery atelier Montex founded in 1939, is Joana Preiss' guest in the latest series of podcasts. They discussed the history of the House, whose exceptional heritage of fine craft techniques can be drawn upon to create unique embroidery work. Aska Yamashita also talked about the creative dialogue between the CHANEL studio and Montex, which enables the continuous innovation to achieve such technical feats as the use of Rhodoïd strips to suggest the freight containers on the docks of Hamburg in the Paris-Hamburg 2017/18 collection.

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3.55 MÉTIERS D'ART PODCAST —
PRISCILLA ROYER FOR MAISON MICHEL

Priscilla Royer, artistic director of Maison Michel, is Joanna Preiss' next guest in a podcast devoted to the Parisian milliner. During the interview, she explained how she turned the atelier into a creative laboratory. Through its work with the CHANEL studio, Maison Michel is constantly developing its designs, experimenting with new materials and innovative techniques, as with the vinyl peaked hats from the Paris-Hamburg collection. These caps with braiding by Lesage illustrate the collaborative work of the Métiers d'art.

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3.55 MÉTIERS D'ART PODCAST — CHRISTELLE KOCHER FOR LEMARIÉ

Christelle Kocher, artistic director of Maison Lemarié, was Joana Preiss’s guest in this new series of podcasts devoted to the Métiers d’art. Founded in 1880, the Lemarié atelier specializes in four fine crafts: feather-making, flower-making, pleating, and needlework, drawing on French craftsmanship passed down through generations. The two women talked about the creative dialogue that is forged between the various Maisons d’art and the CHANEL studio directed by Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard with each new collection. It is this two-way collaboration between the couture House and the Métiers d’art that results in exceptional pieces such as the sailor top embroidered with handpainted feathers in the Paris-Hamburg collection.

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