Lemarie was founded by Palmyre Coyette (grandmother of Andre Lemarie) in 1880. Mr. Lemarie worked with Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Nina Ricci among others, and the atelier was the top feather workshop in France for years. Through out the years the craftsmanship of working with feathers has been disappearing; and Lemarie, is the only studio that is working in France. The studio was acquired by Chanel in 1996.
Lemarie works with feathers, man made flowers (Lemarie produces about 20,000 flowers each year for Chanel), and as well, produces smocking, inserts, trims for couture houses: Chanel, Dior, Lacroix, Givenchy, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and Armani.