inside Chanel Couture Ateliers LESAGE & LEMARIÉ

Words, video, images.. These things can barely capture the energy or describe the experience and feeling of travelling through the exclusive couture ateliers of the Chanel group while in Paris this past season, in March. LESAGE & LEMARIÉ, the embroidery and feather/detail specialists and coutouriers that do work not only for Chanel couture but for various other fashion houses couture collections opened their doors to us and gave us a once in a lifetime tour of, well, IT ALL… It was such an honor to be able to see the works of art we see walk down runways come to life and be hand sewed together with hours and hours of work and love going into each design. This was such an other-worldy experience and really increased my level of appreciation for fashion as an entity. The precision, patience, accuracy and overall skill that these individuals have been mastering for years, some even more then I’ve been living is simply astounding. I know I said that nothing besides really being there can justify the experience but please take this photos and really imagine yourself there and the feeling of seeing fashion really coming to life! Thank you for this wonderful experience and opportunity Chanel… Bisous Jay