There is nothing more exhilarating in fashion than laying your eyes on an exquisite, artisan crafted haute couture garment of spectacular beauty. I'm endlessly fascinated by the techniques employed by the plumassiers at Lemarie and the embroiderers at Lesage and when I find footage of them at work I nearly explode with glee.
Chanel gave The Cut exclusive video of its seamstresses turning a Karl Lagerfeld sketch into a finished dress and jacket. "Each pattern is made and cut by hand. Each sequin is painstakingly sewn on by hand. Every inch of piping and each seam is hand-pinned." It's barely more than a four minute video but it's a delight to watch. Enjoy.
To read more about haute couture including how a Chanel jacket is made see here (scroll down).