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THE ART OF PLEATING BY
THE MAISON LOGNON

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

Over the decades, Lognon has worked with a wide range of fabrics, from silk, crepe, tulle, and chiffon to organza, velvet and leather. It has developed its own specialist jargon: reclining, flat, hollow, round, accordion, Watteau, sunburst, and Fortuny are all types of pleating mastered by Lognon, shedding light on the history of technical innovations in fashion. The company's history is still being written, as Lognon works closely with the CHANEL Studio, since it joined CHANEL's Métiers d’art in 2013.

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IDEAS AND EXPERTISE:
HATTER AND MILLINER
MAISON MICHEL

Founded in 1936, Maison Michel found a natural home in Paris’ fine craft tradition. Each season sees the launch of new designs by Priscilla Royer, who took over as artistic director in 2015.

Maison Michel complements and counterpoints Karl Lagerfeld’s collections with its hats, which regularly accessorize CHANEL looks. Boaters, half-veils, caps, and knit caps all offer a new twist on a wide range of classic headwear, in multiple variations interpreting the codes of the House. Above and beyond their sheer artistry, the Métiers d’art collections offer highly skilled creations that reflect an urge for constant innovation drawing on a long-standing, diverse craft tradition.

More information on michel-paris.fr

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THE HERITAGE OF
THE EMBROIDERY ATELIER
MAISON LESAGE

The deft-fingered embroiderers of Maison Lesage are the guardians of an enduring, unique craft that has been passed down through the generations for almost 160 years, illuminating the Haute Couture collection and other designs made in Paris. Rhinestone, ribbons, beads and cabochons create exceptional patterns, trompe l’oeils, reflections, textures, illuminations, and hues that enhance the fabric and cut of garments from CHANEL’s own ateliers.

Signature of CHANEL’ style, the Lesage tweeds, showcased in every collection, are also produced by the Lesage studio weavers. Refined weaving of threads and ribbons made in a wide range of materials, it reinvent the fabric in line with Gabrielle Chanel’s heritage, reflecting Karl Lagerfeld’s creative inspirations.

CHANEL is the only House to have dedicated an entirely separate collection to the Métiers d'art in order to pay homage to the virtuoso skills of the Maisons d’art, a vital part of their creative story.

More information on lesage-paris.com

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MÉTIERS D'ART

CHANEL’s Métiers d’art are a constantly reinvented tradition that combines exacting standards with bold innovation. They are a constellation of workshops offering exceptional craft skills, including the featherwork specialists Lemarié, bootmakers Massaro, embroiderers Maison Lesage, hat maker Maison Michel, and pleating experts Lognon.

Every December, Karl Lagerfeld unveils a special new Métiers d’art collection inspired by a city that’s linked to the past of present of the House. Showing fabrics such as tweed, leather, cashmere, and silk and decorative accessories such as gloves, jewelry, and embroidery at their absolute finest, the shows pay homage to the creative imagination of the House and the virtuoso skills of the craft specialists.

Tokyo, New-York, Monte-Carlo, London, Moscow, Shanghai, Byzance, Bombay, Edinburgh, Dallas, Salzburg, Rome, Paris and soon Hamburg, all hosted the Métiers d’art collections.

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CRUISE SUNGLASSES

Eyewear frames in the Cruise 2017/18 collection sport a wreath of golden leaves, a signature motif echoing the laurel crowns of victory of ancient times.

See the Cruise 2018 Eyewear collection on chanel.com

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PERFORMANCE AT COLETTE

The twin sisters Ibeyi gave a performance on the upper floor at 213 rue Saint-Honoré to celebrate CHANEL at colette.

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THE 3.55 — PODCAST 8
WITH IBEYI

The journalist Daphné Hézard’s guests for her eighth podcast are the French-Cuban sisters Naomi and 
Lisa-Kaindé Diaz, better known as the group Ibeyi. They share how music came to play a leading role in their lives and evoke their favorite musical memories.

Listen to all the CHANEL at colette 3.55 podcasts online at chanelatcolette.fr

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