François Lesage, the heir to the Maison Lesage embroidery studio, passed away last week at the age of 82 after losing his battle to his illness. Maison Lesage was created by François’ father and he took the helm when his father passed away in 1949. Though Maison Lesage was the embroidery studio for all of Paris’ best designers, this is particularly sad for Chanel because Chanel bought Maison Lesage in 2002 as part of Paraffection in a plan to preserve “petite mains” – the heritage of artisans, their age-old crafts and their couture ateliers. Looking ahead and knowing the delicacy of the situation, François Lesage started an embroidery school in the atelier. Maison Lesage will continue embroidering. I send my deepest condolences to the Lesage family.
December 4, 2011
Last week I posted some images from the Chanel ephermal (pop-up) boutique at Boontheshop in Korea – Chanel now released a video of the boutique and opening party. I wish I could have been there!
December 1, 2011
Earlier this week Zoe Kravitz attended the 2011 UNICEF Snowflake Ball in dress from the Chanel Fall-Winter 2011/2012 Ready-to-Wear collection. I think she looks nice in the dress and is age appropriate but her hair – especially her bangs – are killing me. How do you wear a Chanel dress and then go out with your hair like that? I don’t get it. What do you think?
I also noticed that on the runway version the dress is shorter, has a belt and does not have the black detail on the sleeves. I think the runway version is nicer. I don’t think those details make a huge difference in the overall look of the dress but they are still noticeable. Do you think those small details make a big difference?
This is not the first Chanel towel set, and certainly not the last. So long as there are cruise collections, jet setters will need equally chic towels with matching totes. This is one towel that I would definitely NOT leave pool-side or on the beach though. I would much rather prefer to see it hanging in my bathroom. How luxurious would it be to dry off with a Chanel towel after your shower…after washing with Chanel No.5 bath gel of course!