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Maison Lesage

Haute Couture Embroidery

Patrick Mauriès


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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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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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 27.0 x 21.0 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Illustrations: 140

Publication date: 30 January 2020

ISBN: 9780500021538

Contents List

1. Providers of excellence • 2. The birth of luxury • 3. A stroke of luck • 4. Handover 5. Bias cut • 6. Mainteuses and Lunévilleuses • 7. Marie-Louise • 8. A house is born 9. A change of address • 10. Schiaparelli • 11. Acrobats and butterflies • 12. The unexpected • 13. Survival • 14. Embroidery, trimmings and textiles • 15. François 16. American adventures • 17. Return to Paris • 18. Asparagus and flowers • 19. Old and new regime • 20. Six hundred hours • 21. When fashion is in fashion • 22. 29 and 92 • 23. A passage to India • 24. A long friendship • 25. Changes

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.