Lemarié is a French house specialised in the art of featherwork, the crafting of fabric flowers, and needlework. Created in 1880 by Palmyre Coyette (née Lemarié), Lemarié supplies the leading names in haute couture and luxury ready-to-wear: Balenciaga, CHANEL, Dior, Givency, Valentino and Saint Laurent.
Lemarié artisans make flowers and feathers by hand. They also perform needlework: smocking, pleats, inlays and flounces. In particular, the flower studio creates various camellias for CHANEL – the house's iconic flower. In 1925, André Lemarié became head of the house, which joined the CHANEL Métiers d’Art in 1996. Since then, the ever-expanding studios have grown to include the Lognon pleating house, in 2013, and the Legeron artificial flower maker, in 2021.
Lemarié also works on decoration projects and develops window displays, brand presentations and events.
Since March 2021, the Lemarié teams have settled into their new studios at le19M.
Founded in 1727 in Paris, Legeron was specialised in artificial flower making at the time. Its clients also included prestigious names in haute couture and ready-to-wear, such as Dior, Givenchy, Céline, Dries Van Noten and Louboutin. Legeron made all sorts of artisanal flowers from feathers and silk, bridal accessories, and pieces to embellish dresses or hats for its clients. Now part of Maison Lemarié, the flower-making artisans of Maison Legeron craft bespoke pieces for haute couture and ready-to-wear collections at a client’s request.