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PARIS-NEW YORK COLLECTION:
BUTTONS AND HEELS BY GOOSENS

Gabrielle Chanel's original jeweller, the Maison of Goossens, has contributed to a CHANEL collection with handcrafted buttons and bold belt buckles. The buttons, cast in resin in lapis lazuli blue, are in the form of scarab beetles; their gold backing engraved with Egyptian hieroglyphics. Goossens also brought their precious, decorative touch to Massaro's shoes and boots, inlaying each heel with coral and turquoise enamel motifs.

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PARIS-NEW YORK COLLECTION:
FEATHER EMBROIDERIES BY LEMARIÉ

In the weeks leading up to Paris-New York Métiers d'art show, ten artisans from the Parisian plumassier Lemarié worked in tandem, hand-applying rows of feathers to Karl Lagerfeld's creations. Following an age-old technique, they hand-painted feathers in a palette of navy, turquoise, red and gold, before carefully cutting and then assembling them in geometric reliefs. The signature CHANEL camellia was carefully crafted in the same vibrant tones, along with the House's signature monochromatic hues.

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A FOCUS ON CRAFTMANSHIP:
FEATHER STRIPES

In a play of transparencies, a striped dress from the Cruise collection. Feathers are dyed in shades of red and blue before being trimmed by hand. They are later sewn one by one over white silk organza and placed between transparent layers.

The Cruise 2018/19 collection is available in boutiques and on chanel.com

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A FOCUS ON CRAFTSMANSHIP:
THE FEATHER DRESS

Inside the Maison Lemarié ateliers, the feathers are dyed in blue and sewn between layers of transparent vinyl. Recalling the motifs of a sailor top, these feathered stripes are then sent to the CHANEL ateliers to be assembled.

The Cruise 2018/19 collection is available in boutiques and on chanel.com

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MAISON LESAGE
EXHIBITS IN VENICE

Maison Lesage, part of CHANEL’s Métiers d’art since 2002, is putting its unique embroideries on display in Venice as part of ‘Homo Faber’, an exhibition dedicated to celebrating European craftsmanship. Through numerous samples, behind-the-scenes photographs, as well as CHANEL Haute Couture silhouettes designed by Karl Lagerfeld, Maison Lesage unveils the extent of its savoir faire skills and innovation abilities. "There is a creative dynamic that encourages craftsmen to be imaginative, to reinvent details and refinements each season in order to always surprise," says Hubert Barrère, Maison Lesage’s artistic director.

Visitors are also invited to participate in the making of a collective piece on the ground floor of the exhibition.

‘Homo Faber’
Giorgio Cini Foundation,
San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy
Until September 30th, 2018

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