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Maison Lesage

Sophomores in Fashion Design visited L’ecole Lesage, the school founded by the haute couture embroiderer and founder of Maison Lesage, Francois Lesage. There, students learned the history of the school and the embroidery house, as well as getting first-hand training in embroidery.

Students also toured the Ateliers of Maison Lesage and met with the artisans behind the beautiful embroideries used by Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and other prominent Haute Couture brands.


Students examining samples in the Lesage archives from Chanel, Schiaparelli, and more.

Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with artisans such as those from Maison Lesage for their thesis collections during their final year at Parsons Paris.

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