ate·​lier | \ ˌa-tᵊl-ˈyā \

Definition of atelier

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

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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 Stierli was aware that Yugoslavian designers were not locked behind the Iron Curtain but traveled—to the ateliers of Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn and Kisho Kurokawa—and that their work traveled in turn, to the Middle East and Africa. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Concrete utopia," 12 July 2018 Lending a behind-the-scenes look at how the gown came to be, Dior shared photos of the custom piece in creation at the fashion house's atelier. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emilia Clarke's Dior Gown at Cannes Film Festival Took 250 Hours To Make," 16 May 2018 The couture houses in post-war France were slowly but surely getting back on their feet, and Galanos found a home at the atelier of Robert Piguet. David Nash, Town & Country, "James Galanos and the Integrity of 20th Century Fashion," 6 Nov. 2018 Her Circus collection—featuring tightrope walkers and trapeze artists, among others—is displayed on the atelier’s walls. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, "A Milan Ceramicist Brings Her Family’s Artisanal Aesthetic to Life at Home," 4 Oct. 2018 It was embellished with over 120,000 Swarovski crystals, and over 20 craftspeople–from embroiderers to seamstresses and pattern makers at the Elie Saab atelier in Beirut [worked on the gown]. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Wedding Is Part Royal Wedding and Part French Riviera Fairytale," 23 July 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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