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PATTERNS: Inside the Design Library Published
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18th Century Paper Impressions Landed
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Hodge Sellers Portfolio Archive Acquired
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Girardet Freres Archive
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Abraham Paper Impression Collection
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Chantal Geskoff & Michelle Berthet Studio Collections
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Cheney Brothers Collection
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Bianchini-Férier Archive

THE DESIGN
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Girardet Freres Archive
Girardet Freres embroideries, Lyon, France

The prestigious Girardet Freres embroidery mill was founded in 1860 in Tarare on the outskirts of Lyon, France.

Through six generations of family ownership and management, Girardet Freres evolved to become an exclusive source for innovative fabric treatments and embellishment.

The company initially specialized in embroidery on cotton chiffon for the lingerie market. In the 1920s, with the addition of automatic machinery, embroidery for curtains was added to their production.

Fashion became their focus by the 1940s and they would grow to supply the elite silk producers of Lyon as well as Parisian couturiers.

Girardet Freres couture clients included Chanel, Dior and Vuitton.

A sampling of their silk manufacturing clients includes Bianchini Ferier, Brochier, Bonnet, Beaux Valette, Jersey Racine, Bord and Goutarel.

The Design Library is proud to have acquired the entire Girardet Freres archive of over 5000 unique designs.