Discover the Art of Embroidery with one of these fascinating tours:
Option 1: "Embroidery is still done by hand, just as it was in the 18th century, sometimes even on warps from that time," recalled Christian Dior in 1956, in his autobiography. "We can succeed in completely covering a dress with millions of sequins or beads placed one by one by fingers that, especially in our mechanical age, seem as though they come from fairy hands.“
Meet an embroiderer in an exceptional place - in the intimacy of an haute couture workshop. The embroiderer has worked for many prestigious brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Armani. She will delightfully share those experiences with the guests who will also have the opportunity to try some embroidery techniques.
Option 2: Today, in the era of computers and nanotechnology, embroidery remains an incomparable and bravura balancing act, defying both time and gravity. Techniques have evolved, aesthetics are constantly being revised and modernized. But nothing will ever replace the artisan's hand: embroidery is the indispensable handmaiden of the haute couture - they share the same values, those rooted in excellence, and accept no substitutes or half-measures.
The meeting will take place in a typical French salon. The embroiderer has worked several times for Jean Paul Gaultier and other international brands. She will thus explain in detail the process of haute couture embroidery productions.
Final touch: Guest will have the opportunity to try outstanding embroidery pieces on. The guests will also receive a small souvenir of this experience, and will have the possibility to purchase a piece if they wish to do so.
French refinement and delicacies (champagne, tea, macarons etc.) will be served.