ate·​lier ˌa-tᵊl-ˈyā How to pronounce atelier (audio)
: an artist's or designer's studio or workroom

Examples of atelier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Monsieur Dior himself had a special relationship with the city, having been one of the first Parisian couturiers to open a satellite atelier here in the Big Apple. José Criales-Unzueta, Vogue, 15 Apr. 2024 Faith’s mother, a seamstress, later became a fashion designer with her own label, Mme. Willi Posey, and an atelier in Harlem. Margalit Fox, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2024 Named after Maison founder Antoine LeCoultre, the atelier is located within the original Manufacture building in Le Sentier but is now expanding to other international locations. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 Apr. 2024 What intrigued you about the new space and Jolie’s vision for the atelier? Tanya Benedicto Klich, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 His London atelier operates as a Parisian couture house—with every piece handmade. Angelina Villa-Clarke, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 The original is currently in the Kyoto Costume Institute, meaning that the Balenciaga ateliers in Paris designed and recreated the dress for Ms. Mulligan using only sketches, photographs, and a swatch as guides. Sabienna Bowman, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2024 Drawn in by a wealth of artisanal know-how, an abundance of space, and, compared to Bangkok, a more affordable cost of living, their ateliers in Chiang Mai are engendering a new appreciation for northern Thai craft. Chris Schalkx, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Jan. 2024 Jennifer Lawrence’s 2024 Oscars gown was the result of 1,500 hours of painstaking work in the Dior atelier, but her dazzling appearance on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair party after the ceremony was 28 years in the making. Kerry McDermott, Vogue, 11 Mar. 2024

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of atelier was in 1699

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“Atelier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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