ate·​lier | \ ˌa-tᵊl-ˈyā How to pronounce atelier (audio) \

Definition of atelier

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

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Couture is the epitome of all things expensive and beautiful; fashion houses show pieces that often take months to create in the atelier. Kristen Bateman, Teen Vogue, "Schueller de Waal Turned Their Couture Week Show Into A Street Cleanup in The Name Of Fashion Therapy," 3 July 2019 The studio, formerly a garage that briefly served as the Jean de Merry atelier, was opened to the rafters and outfitted with French doors on two sides. Kelly Vencill Sanchez,, "Fine furnishings firm Jean de Merry infuses heart into the home," 10 June 2019 But for guests of the resort who don't venture past the atelier, there are still multiple opportunities to interact with Krigler. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "A Heritage Fragrance House Finds a New Home in Tony Palm Beach," 6 May 2019 Dessauvages has the good fortune of being partnered in both work and life to the tailor Sylvan Fischmann, whose bespoke menswear atelier Rives has begun doing a small but growing business in women’s made-to-measure. Vogue, "Meet the Parisian Design Duo Offering Refined Tailoring at Just the Right Price Point," 23 May 2019 Birdsong floated into the open-air atelier, a two-story structure set alongside the gently coursing waters of the Kwenge River, as a pair of instructors wandered among the sculptors, asking questions and offering gentle encouragement. Eléonore Hellio, National Geographic, "See the Congolese artists igniting a modern arts movement," 8 Apr. 2019 That pot is created from committee membership dues, which start at $15,000, and from an auction of experiences held later in the evening (such as a visit to Hermès’s Paris atelier to customize a Birkin bag; that brought in $63,000). Jeremy Kinser, Town & Country, "Is This Star-Studded LACMA Party the Art World's American Idol?," 17 Mar. 2019 The making of the dress in question was devised in the atelier through trial and error, relinking and fixing the chain to figure out how to emulate the bias and volume of a 1930s screen siren’s sweeping gown. Amanda Brooks, Vogue, "The Magical Making of Paco Rabanne’s 144-Hour Crystal Dress," 12 Mar. 2019 A decade before Louis Vuitton launched their first trunk, Moynat was running a bustling made-to-measure atelier. Sarah Bray, Town & Country, "Why Upper East Siders Are Carrying This Historical Handbag," 3 May 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of atelier

: a room where an artist works

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