ate·lier | \ˌa-tᵊl-ˈyā \

Definition of atelier 

1 : an artist's or designer's studio or workroom

2 : workshop

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Day-Lewis' character is not meant to represent any real designer, living or dead, but the ecclesiastical nature of his atelier takes inspiration from Cristobal Balenciaga, and his personal quirks call to mind the fastidiousness of Karl Lagerfeld. Robin Givhan, Houston Chronicle, "Dresses in 'Phantom Thread' written into fabric of script," 19 Jan. 2018 Additionally, a prototype studio and atelier remains in Paris, and Philo's studio in London has closed., "Hedi Slimane's New Céline Is Almost Here," 5 July 2018 In 1959, Givenchy moved his couture house and ateliers to the location, where stars such as Audrey Hepburn came to be fitted. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Clare Waight Keller to Dedicate Givenchy Couture Show to Hubert de Givenchy," 18 June 2018 Couture has seemingly been trying hard to justify itself (and its exorbitant price tags) in the new world of streetwear and athleisure, showing off its tricks and trims and the inside of its ateliers. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Valentino's Magical Couture Week Closer Leaves Tracee Ellis Ross in Tears," 5 July 2018 And this past weekend, reporters announced that Ralph & Russo, the design duo favored to be the atelier of Markle's choice, were indeed tasked with designing her royal wedding gown. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who Are Ralph & Russo? Meet The Duo Possibly Behind Meghan Markle's Wedding Gown.," 9 May 2018 Here, Dior shared a few behind-the-scenes photos of the making of the dress exclusively with Vogue, plus a video of the petites mains at work in the atelier. Emily Farra, Vogue, "When Beige Isn’t Boring: The Story Behind Dior’s Toile de Jouy Couture Gown," 6 July 2018 Bespoke Streetwear December brought an exciting announcement for fashion nerds: Dapper Dan, the father of luxury streetwear, would team up with Gucci to open an appointment-only atelier in a brownstone on Lenox Avenue. Katy Schneider, The Cut, "The Best of New York Shopping 2018," 4 Mar. 2018 Like his Saint Laurent studio, Mr. Slimane’s Céline studio will be based in Los Angeles, with a prototype studio and an atelier in Paris. Matthew Schneier, New York Times, "Hedi Slimane Taking the Reins at Céline," 21 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of atelier

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for atelier

French, from Middle French astelier woodpile, from astele splinter, from Late Latin astella, diminutive of Latin astula

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: a room where an artist works

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