the last embroiderer

Francois Lesage 1929-2011

Working for some of the most influential designers in the world as a genius hand embroiderer, Francois Lesage was known for being the last of his kind. His talent is seen in every fine detail that graces the catwalks of shows such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior and Givenchy. Over 65,000 designs later “The Beader” is a Haute Couture hero. 

“There is no couture without embroidery and no embroidery without Lesage.” -Karl Lagerfeld