: CHANEL feather works :
CHANEL has been protecting struggling and highly specialized ateliers such as boot makers, Massaro, goldsmiths Goossens, embroiderers Lesage, costume jewellery makers Desrues, milliners Maison Michel and floral fabric artisans Guillet – as part of PARAFFECTION to preserve their unique skills. in 2002, the brand purchased Maison Lemarie, which was formed in 1880 as purveyors of ‘plumes-for-garments’ to department stores, who worked with some of the most prestigious names in haute couture such as Balenciaga, Givenchy, Christian Dior and bien sur Coco Chanel when André Lemarié joined the family business in 1946.
Lemarie’s feather works are purely amazing. in the workshop, there are millions of different kinds of feathers – coming from every imaginable breeds of birds. don’t worry, they are farming their own birds for the feathers.
oh… i simply love these perfect workmanship!