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Lesage Paris

Artistic embroidery
20 rue du Cheval Blanc
93500 Pantin

Tel : +33 (0)1 49 15 11 00

Created in 1924, the "Lesage-Paris” company is a famous art embroidery workshop whose history goes hand in hand with that of Haute-Couture: the creation of the company originates from when the original company created in 1868 was taken over by Albert Michonnet, who embroidered for the Empress Eugénie and Charles Worth, the inventor of Haute-Couture.

Since then, the company has worked for the greatest names in Parisian fashion: Madeleine Vionnet, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Balenciaga, Chanel, Christian Lacroix… It possesses archives of an inestimable value which go back to the Twenties and are still used as reference books by the present creators. This collection represents approximately 65,000 archived samples and over 9 million hours of work.  The thirty-odd embroiderers, often trained in-house (the house has its own embroidery school), perpetuate the needlework or hook techniques, notably the Lunéville  hook technique which every year requires 300kg of beads, 100,000 million sequins, feathers, shells, ribbons, bows, laces, etc. The use of varied materials such as plastics, rock crystal, leather and the introduction of the techniques of burn out, gluing, painting, flocking, transfer and fluorescence bear witness to the permanent evolution and modernity of the profession.  The work is carried out exclusively to order and "Lesage-Paris” still works alongside the great Haute-Couture and luxury ready-to-wear houses to which the workshop proposes its own collections (300 samples a year). The company is present on the European market, in the United States and Morocco.