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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People buzz in and out: tailors ferrying samples from the atelier downstairs, president Emilie Rubinfeld showing Gordon something on her iPhone, stylist Elin Svahn examining the run of show. Chloe Malle, WSJ, "How Designer Wes Gordon is Reimagining Carolina Herrera for the Next Generation," 6 Dec. 2018 All the music [in the atelier on 125th Street] came from the VCR. New York Times, "What New York Was Like in the Early ’80s — Hour by Hour," 22 Apr. 2018 His destination for Spring 2019 was the 1980s, with a stopover at the Avenue Marceau atelier of Yves Saint Laurent. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Vogue Runway Did a Ten-Year Fashion Challenge: Check Out the Results Here," 30 Jan. 2019 In the dining room, a 19th-century English cupboard displays ceramics from the atelier of Belgian artist Pierre Culot, next to a table made by local craftsmen. WSJ, "Focused on Sustainability, Graanmarkt 13 is a Go-To for Tastemakers," 10 Jan. 2019 Inside the new atelier of Dapper Dan, the tailor whose 125th Street shop defined the high-flying look of Harlem’s cocaine ’80s—and who’s now back in business, thanks to a Twitter controversy and an unlikely new arrangement with Gucci. Edwin Stats Houghton, GQ, "Dapper Dan Talks Gucci Partnership, Dressing Harlem’s Notorious Gangsters, and Getting Busted by Sonia Sotomayor (Exclusive)," 5 Mar. 2018 Given their role as the only haute couturiers based in London, many favored their atelier for the design of Markle's gown. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything We Know About Meghan Markle's Wedding Gown," 19 May 2018 In that time, Lanvin was also sold by its owner, Shaw-Lan Wang, to the Chinese conglomerate Fosun International, setting up a new business structure and new creative goals for one of France’s longest continuously run ateliers. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Lanvin Names Bruno Sialelli as Creative Director," 21 Jan. 2019 But the film’s real distinction lies in how Becker interweaves this odd love triangle with the drama unfolding in Clarence’s atelier as a new collection is hectically readied. David Mermelstein, WSJ, "The Struggles of Jacques Becker," 1 Aug. 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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