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Isabelle Léourier

Isabelle Léourier Milliner
French, English
By appointment only
+33 633152556
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Haute couture hats

  • • Isabelle is convinced of the soothing and beneficial power of beauty
  • • She has received many awards and distinctions for her work
  • • Nature and women are her main source of inspiration

For almost 30 years, Isabelle Léourier has imagined and created exquisite and delicate hair jewels and hat-sculptures. From her years spent in haute couture and the many collaborations she had with major French and Italian haute couture designers (such as Christian Lacroix, Valentino and Jean-Louis Scherrer), Isabelle has acquired a unique know-how and invented a world of her own. Her creations, are at the crossroads of fashion, design and art. They can be delicate and discreet or grandiose and voluminous, but they are always unique. Exhibited in galleries, fashion shows, and professional fairs, her work has also been noticed by the Galleria Museum in Paris and the Chazelle Hat Museum in Lyon, both of which have acquired some of her works.

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This headpiece is crafted from antique Chantilly lace. The lace is cut out and connected with a needle to a volume of polyester horsehair. The lace and horsehair are mounted on a velvet headband.

Length 45 cm
Width 40 cm
Height 45 cm

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Dragon rouge

This red headdress with a sculptural design of a winged dragon is finished with a bun. This unique piece is handcrafted from thread, stretched over a thin metal structure, dyed silk as well as crystal and Murano glass beads. The overall head piece weighs 200g.

Length 44 cm
Width 38 cm
Height 34 cm

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Small beings are preserved is a glass bell, forming a cabinet of curiosities. Souls are handcrafted in papier-mâché and faces in modelling resin. They are sheathed in dyed resin tulle and silk foliage. The overall sculpture is evocative of a fruit hanging from a branch.

Length 27 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 15 cm

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This sculptural fabric piece is handcrafted with the techniques, materials and design used by Isabelle Léourier to build unique headpieces. The design of the sculptural piece is taken from the design of a fantastic plant found in The Fantastic Herbarium, a book by Lionel Hignard and Camille Renversade.

Length 80 cm
Width 45 cm
Height 16 cm

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Spirit bleu

This handcrafted sculptural piece, built using millinery techniques, is part of Isabelle Léourier’s cabinet of curiosities series. The sculpture represents a small being covered with feather suspended in a glass bell. The suspended piece combines with a floating branch in carved feather.

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