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About Isadora Ducasse


ISADORA DUCASSE, MILLINER

Ms Ducasse is a self-taught milliner, with an incredible desire to work in as many artistic directions as possible. She began in 1987 with Sylvie Foscoudis, a high fashion model-maker working for such houses as Maison Paulette, Carven and Balenciaga, then worked with Joseph Proszowsky, the hatter for designers such as Jean Barthet, Motsch, Revillon, Jean-Charles Brosseau.

Encouraged by both her mentors, who helped develop and shape her talent, she decided it was time to start her own company.

Isadora designs hats and head accessories, creating them by hand. When working with a client, she creates a hat that not only takes into account the shape of the face, but their inner being and outlook on life and takes that information to create a design that is unique to that client. The client gets one of a kind hat and a contemporary collectible.

FABRICS, RESTORATION, TOOLS

Fabrics are essential to make fabulous hats. During her years in the business, Isadora has amassed an incredible choice of materials and millinery tools from all over the world, some dating back to the early 19th century.

The current collection of fabrics range from antique to modern, silk, satin, tulle, lace, veil, vegetable hair, straw, feathers, leathers, furs, paper, wrappers, all which are available to her clients. Isadora travels frequently and is always on the look out for more fabulous fabric finds for her clients and her designs.

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Besides designing her own collection, she relishes the challenge of restoring old hats and ornaments.

CREATION FOR THE MOVIE AND THEATER INDUSTRY

- 2008 « Séraphine », a French César award winner movie of Martin Provost, Hats for Yolande Moreau

- 2008 « Faubourg 36 » of Christophe Baratier

- 2008 « Astérix aux Jeux Olympiques » of Thomas Langmann with Gérard Depardieu and Alain Delon

- 2006 « OSS 117 » a spy spoof with the French Actor Jean Dujardin

- 2004 « Ce n’est pas cette vie dont j’ai rêvé » directed by the French Famous Actor Michel Piccoli

- 2004 « Un long Dimanche de Fiançailles » of Jean-Pierre Jeunet with the new French Star Audrey Tautou

- 2002 « 8 Femmes » of François Ozon with Catherine Deneuve

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SOME OF MY WORK AS A STYLIST

- Paris Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Fashion show Spring/Summer collection 2010

- Created hats « LoveBoat » for the renowned French Designer Philippe Starck

- Hats for the French Rock Band « The Rita Mitsouko » and for the « Négresses Vertes »

- « The Riso » a hat made in paper wrappers for Maison et Objet Editions Ardi , a French Art Editor

- Study and fabrication of 3D hats for Olivier Lapidus Studios

- Headdress, ornements, shoes for the painter Hervé Di Rosa for the fashion parade of the Opening of the World Soccer Cup at the Stade de France

- Prototype of a table made of straw for Ph. Tourancheau sold at Axis design store in Paris

- Exhibition of hats on the « Flower Power » theme for a book called « Ateliers de Filles 2 » (Japenese Editor Paumes in 2008)

- Exibition of hats in the Museum « La Piscine » in Roubaix

- Exibition of accessories and sculptures heads at the Gallery « Courant d’Art » in Paris

- Exhition of hats on the pollution theme in the Showroom at Le Bourget

- Exbition of hats for new fabrics and new protection usage in the Showroom at Le Bourget

ATELIER AND STUDIO

From 1994 to 1999 : creation and fabrication of hats and accessories for the Atelier Caraco Canezou in Paris

From 1990 to 1993 : teaching at the « Greta de La Mode » school (section High Fashion) in the François Villon Lycée in Paris

DIPLOMAS AND SCHOLAR ACHIEVEMENTS

Several, including the renowned French Professional Certificate of Millenery delivered by the Lycée Fortuny of Paris

 
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