I was fortunate enough to be able to take classes at Maison Lesage in 2010 and even more fortunate that Monsieur Francois Lesage came down to the classroom to meet me – he was such a lovely man.
This stunning hardcover book traces the history of Lesage with beautiful colour photographs of embroidery from their archives.
“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, Cristobal Balenciaga and Christian Dior to Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy and, of course, Chanel, which counts Lesage as one of its Metiers d’Art ateliers.
Illustrated with specially commissioned photography of Maison Lesage’s historic creations and illuminated with texts by Patrick Mauries, Maison Lesage is both a tribute to exceptional craftsmanship and a journey through 100 years of fashion at its most sumptuous and inventive.”
Hardcover, 224 pages