Master embroider, François Lesage died at 82. For the last 50 years he has collaborated with couture houses, "from Balenciaga to Lacroix", setting the standard on surface embellishments for fashion houses worldwide.
I have not found a good article to post about his life but he is worth looking up. His website shows some of the most beautiful curtains/designs/things never thought possible with thread. The scale of his Paris embroidery house is also inspiring. Wonder how this tradition will continue...
he was not only good at the familiar but covered new territory with his embroidery house