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Maison Lesage

Haute Couture Embroidery

Patrick Mauriès

£40.00

The definitive monograph on the most illustrious haute-couture embroidery house in the world, featuring specially commissioned photography of Maison Lesage’s Paris archive collections

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Overview

The most famous embroidery house in the world, Maison Lesage has collaborated with the greatest names in the history of fashion, from Madeleine Vionnet, Elsa Schiaparelli, Cristóbal Balenciaga and Christian Dior to Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy and, of course, Chanel, which counts Lesage as one of its Métiers d’Art ateliers.

Illustrated with specially commissioned photography of Maison Lesage’s historic creations and illuminated with texts by Patrick Mauriès, Maison Lesage is both a tribute to exceptional craftsmanship and a journey through 100 years of fashion at its most sumptuous and inventive.

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Specifications

Format: Hardback

Size: 27.0 x 21.0 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Illustrations: 140

Publication date: 30 January 2020

ISBN: 9780500021538

Contents List

Entrée des fournisseurs • Naissance du luxe • Les jeux du hasard • Passage de témoin • Un biais • Mainteuses et Lunévilleuses • Yo, Marie-Louise • Naissance d’une maison • Une autre adresse • Schiaparelli • L’acrobate et les papillons • L’imprévu • Survivre • Broderies, passementeries, tissus • François • Une maison en bois • Retour à la Grange Batelière • Asparagus et Coromandel • Ancien et nouveau régime • Six cents Heures • Trois rencontres • 29 et 92 • La route des Indes • Relèves

About the Author

Patrick Mauriès is a writer and publisher of many notable titles on fashion and design, including Jewelry by Chanel, A Cabinet of Rarities, The World According to Karl and Fashion Quotes to name a few, all published by Thames & Hudson.