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Film – Handmade with Love in France

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Film – Handmade with Love in France
Documentary film Handmade with Love in France is screening as part of the French Film Festival and celebrates the Parisian artisans who create haute couture for Dior and Chanel.

Handmade with Love in France takes you behind the scenes and into the world of four French craftsmen who create flowers, feathers, perfect pleats and hat blocks for haute couture garments for Chanel, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.

Maison Lognon which has provided French couture houses with pleats since the start of the 19th Century; Maison Legeron which has created artificial flowers for generations; Eric Charles Donatien who specialises in feather art; and Lorenzo Re who has been carving hat blocks since the 1960s.

It shows the painstaking process of creating these intricate pieces, provides an insight into a world that is disappearing and efforts that houses like Chanel and Dior are making to preserve these crafts and knowledge going forward into the future. The House of Lesage, famous for its beading and embroidery, is now owned by Chanel.

The first screening is at Rialto, Auckland on February 22.

www.frenchfilmfestival.co.nz

France web 3

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