What does the ideal wardrobe look like ?

For artist Marie-Ange Guilleminot, each piece will pay homage to France’s literary heritage and bear the first name of a writer, the fruit of a dialogue between amazing craftsmen and French manufacturers that nourishes a work-in-progress which flows seamlessly from factory production to the garment “being worn”.

This wardrobe does exist … and was shown to visitors on April 6th and 7th at the Made in France* trade fair in Paris. Marie-Ange Guilleminot, part of a textile manufacturing family in Northern France, imagined, designed and produced forty pieces of clothing and accessories. From choosing the raw materials and the skills that would transform and enhance them, she worked closely with fifty French companies in an inspiring, very demanding back-and-forth dialogue where gestures, tools, machines and tradition, along with a good dose of innovation, met some practically impossible challenges.

In its ongoing desire to push the boundaries of creation, Sophie Hallette participated in this highly technical, eminently poetic experiment by giving Marie-Ange Guilleminot the opportunity to explore its extraordinary selection of laces. The result ? Honoré, a muff-stole, Denis, a dressing gown and Jacques, a bag in tulle. Three unique pieces … that each paid homage to a great man of letters. Can you guess which ones ? A hint for Jacques: he was a scriptwriter and director who invented the musical film in France…