ate·​lier | \ˌa-tᵊl-ˈyā \

Definition of atelier 

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

2 : workshop

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And the brand, which now has its own atelier in Dubai and recently launched a made-to-measure line, is thriving, a fact that Yeya truly appreciates. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "How a Career Reboot Inspired Designer Mariam Yeya, Dubai’s Most Fashionable Woman," 5 Sep. 2018 After six years near the Spanish Steps, the Argentine designer and stylist Soledad Twombly reopened her atelier at number 150. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Rome's Via di Monserrato is The Artisanal Street of Our Dreams," 27 Aug. 2018 In the trailer, McQueen is seen in his atelier, tearing fabric by hand. Meagan Fredette,, "Alexander McQueen Documentary Showcases The Rise Of His Tragic Genius," 3 June 2018 It was inspired by the atelier Tokiwa-so, another apartment building which from the ’50s to the ’80s was the Chelsea Hotel of Tokyo manga artists. Ellen Freeman, Curbed, "I lived in a Tokyo coworking space," 28 Sep. 2018 In 1990, a recent bride named Vera Wang, frustrated by the ordeal of shopping for her own nuptials, designed and sold her first romantic yet sophisticated wedding dresses to posh brides-to-be in an atelier at Manhattan's Carlyle hotel. Cynthia Kling, ELLE Decor, "Sleeping Beauty," 30 Sep. 2010 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

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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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