Artistry in Haute Couture

Artistry in Haute CoutureNearby, at the Maison Lesage atelier, masterly hands move with expert ease as a piece of broderie d’intérieur (interior embroidery) takes shape. Silver and gold threads shimmer amid bright turquoise and amethyst strands arranged into flowers and foliage—bouquets that soon will embellish evening gowns.

Text Karen Callaway
Photography Pierre Nicou
Styling Marie-Paule Faure

To learn more about these artisans’ intricate work, see “Artistry in Haute Couture” in the November/December 2018 issue, available at



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