by Alain Chivilò
King Charles III and Queen Camilla during the first state visit, after coronation, with the presence of Madame Brigitte Macron, were the guests of le19M, Thursday 21st September. An opportunity to met students, craftsmen-women and artists of the new educational programme run by CHANEL, The Prince’s Foundation and le19M.
le19M is a space for both work and education, as well as a meeting place, ideated on CHANEL’s initiative to the preservation and transmission of decoration, fashion and design savoir-faire. It is located between the 19th arrondissement of Paris and the Porte d’Aubervilliers.
During the visit, hosted by Madame Brigitte Macron and Bruno Pavlovsky, President of CHANEL SAS and President of le19M, it was possible to display ten Maisons d’art, their teams and archives, representing nearly 600 artisans and experts, the École Lesage and la Galerie du 19M.
As reported, during their visit, the royal couple met several artisans with innovative, heritage savoirfaire from several workshops of the Maison Lesage, which will celebrate its centenary in 2024. At la Galerie du 19M, Their Majesties met designers, artists, apprentices and members of the educational and non-profit networks who contribute to the venue’s multi-disciplinary programme. Their Majesties had the opportunity to greet the students from the first class of the educational programme, “Métiers d’art de CHANEL and The Prince’s Foundation in partnership with le19M”: between January and June 2023, these students were in residency at the Lesage embroidery school and trained in the savoir-faire of the Lesage, Lemarié and Montex houses.
by Alain Chivilò