Paris - 31 rue CambonMétiers d'Art 2019/20
Paris - 31 rue CambonMétiers d'Art 2019/20
Paris - 31 rue CambonMétiers d'Art 2019/20

Creation

Each December since 2002, CHANEL unveils a collection dedicated to its Fashion Métiers d’art. This collection highlights the creative dialogue between Virginie Viard, Artistic Director of CHANEL’s Fashion collections, and the Maisons d’art, enhancing the creations of the House.

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH

VIRGINIE VIARD AND LEMARIÉ
LEMARIÉ
FEATHER AND FLOWER MAKER SINCE 1880
PART OF CHANEL’S FASHION MÉTIERS D’ART
The House of Lemarié was founded by Palmyre Coyette in 1880. An expert in flowers and feathers, Lemarié also excels at couture: incrustations, ruffles, sophisticated smocking and pleats. The House is an essential partner for the ten annual CHANEL collections and joined the Métiers d’art in 1996.
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH

VIRGINIE VIARD AND LESAGE
lesage
EMBROIDERER SINCE 1858 AND TWEED MAKER
PART OF CHANEL’S FASHION MÉTIERS D’ART
The Lesage ateliers have contributed to enhance CHANEL’s creation since the arrival of Karl Lagerfeld at CHANEL in 1983. Heirs to a unique know-how, the agile and inventive embroiderers adorn clothes and accessories with sumptuous embroideries. During the 1990s, led by a desire to diversify the activities of the House, Lesage established a textile atelier proposing innovative and sophisticated tweeds assembling the most diverse threads. The creative dialogue with CHANEL is continued today under the impetus of Virginie Viard.
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH

VIRGINIE VIARD AND ATELIER MONTEX
Atelier Montex
EMBROIDERER SINCE 1939
PART OF CHANEL’S FASHION MÉTIERS D’ART
Embroiderer Atelier Montex designs incredibly modern and exclusive motifs, both sophisticated and innovative, that contribute to enhance CHANEL’s collections. To create them, Montex uses the needle and the Lunéville crochet, as well as its famous century-old Cornely embroidery machines, mechanical and guided by hand.
Desrues
COSTUME JEWELLER SINCE 1929
PART OF CHANEL’S FASHION MÉTIERS D’ART
Aligning savoir-faire with creativity, this is the talent of the House of Desrues, the ‘parurier d'art’. Founded by Georges Desrues in 1929, the factory crafts buttons, jewellery, belt buckles as well as handbag clasps for each collection. Partners with CHANEL since 1965, Desrues was the first Métier d’art to be acquired by the House in 1985.
Maison Michel
HATMAKER AND MILLINER SINCE 1936
PART OF CHANEL’S FASHION MÉTIERS D’ART
A creative laboratory in perpetual evolution, Maison Michel was founded in 1936 by Auguste Michel. Steeped in exceptional tradition, the House has preserved and passed on all the secrets of the hatter and millinery trades to its specialists and artisans. The House continues a creative dialogue with CHANEL on its hats, which regularly accessorize the looks of the collections. Boaters, veils, caps and berets all offer a new twist on a wide range of classic headwear, in multiple variations interpreting CHANEL’s codes.
MASSARO
SHOEMAKER SINCE 1894
PART OF CHANEL’S FASHION MÉTIERS D’ART
Since Gabrielle Chanel’s creation of the famous two-tone shoe in 1957, the collaborations between CHANEL and shoemaker Massaro have never stopped. In 2002, the House joined CHANEL’s Métiers d’art. Show after show, the virtuosity of Massaro responds to CHANEL’s creativity by developing designs that dazzle with inventiveness, elegance and technical skills.
Goossens
GOLDSMITH SINCE 1950
PART OF CHANEL’S FASHION MÉTIERS D’ART
Expert in the art of jewellery, Goossens began its partnership with CHANEL in 1953 following a creative collaboration between Gabrielle Chanel and Robert Goossens. The latter developed a style and technique of his own, blending sculpture, goldsmithing and costume jewellery design. Collections of sculptural jewels rival with lighter pieces, giving unlimited freedom to CHANEL’s creativity.
CAUSSE
GLOVEMAKER SINCE 1892
PART OF CHANEL’S FASHION MÉTIERS D’ART
The glovemaker Causse is established in the French town of Millau. For over 120 years, its workshops have been crafting precious leather gloves and mittens made from the finest, most precious skins, meticulously selected for their quality and suppleness. As a long-standing partner of the CHANEL Creation studio, Causse joined CHANEL’s Métiers d’art in 2012.
LOGNON
PLEATER SINCE 1853
PART OF CHANEL’S FASHION MÉTIERS D’ART

The Maison Lognon marries traditional craft skills and digital technology to provide cutting-edge techniques. Its deft-fingered experts create elaborate interplays of volume in flat expanses of fabric in a highly demanding process that requires meticulous accuracy and detailed knowledge of the characteristics of each material. Perfect pleating takes unspoken coordination and perfect fingertip synchronization from two pleaters working together.
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