Chanel by Lesage

Chanel by Lesage

Maison Lesage has been creating dream inducing embroideries, tweeds and beadwork since the 1920’s. Worth, Paquin, Vionnet, Schiaparelli, Chanel, LaCroix, Dior, Valentino and YSL are just a few of the many designers who have gone to Lesage for their magical touch. In 2002 Chanel bought Lesage but supposedly it remains an independent atelier and still produces for other fashion houses (conflict of interest much?). They employ about 100 workers, or ‘petite main’ as they call them, who work arduously to accommodate to the hectic fashion season schedules.  Each couture piece can take a petite main up to 100 hours to complete. If you have ever attempted beading or any hand stitch work you can appreciate how much patience and passion these workers have. Not to mention the inevitable back pain, all for the sake of beauty!

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We were tickled pink when we received in this confection of a Chanel tweed suit by said Lesage. It’s marked a size 42 and is 10 years old (05P), but looks as new as the day she came off the loom. Please contact us for more details. Sold

Need to complete the look? We also have this ssssstunning Dior python clutch with optional chain ssssstrap ↓

Measures 10½” x 2″ x 5″. Sold