Laurence Le Constant was born in 1976 on Reunion Island. After obtaining a degree in fashion design, she began art studies specialized in textile design and then developed skills as an embroiderer, weaver and feather-worker.

 

The ancestral gestures were patiently passed on to her in the workshop. She later chose a course combining visual arts at the Sorbonne with classes at the School of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, which sealed her desire to master the creation of the most sophisticated materials, together with the fundamental questions of visual art.

From 2000, she gained experience in prestigious haute couture workshops as  Chanel, Dior, Emmanuel Ungaro, Prada, etc. In 2010 she decided to devote herself entirely to her own work and finally allowed herself to show a body of work that was just waiting to be seen.

She has participated in several group exhibitions in Paris, Tokyo, Osaka, Dallas and San Francisco. The work MICHELINE (from the series MY LOVELY BONES) joined the permanent collection of the Dallas Museum of Art in 2012. 

A noteworthy selection of her Vanitas (from the MY LOVELY BONES series) was shown at the Art Paris Art Fair in March 2014 and March 2015.

From May to the end of June 2014, the Geraldine Banier Gallery devoted a solo exhibition to her work: “HER GARDEN”.

2015 was marked by a series of collaborations with Massaro (Chanel’s custom-made shoes department). They gave rise to SUKI, EVE, DAPHNE and Mademoiselle IVES.

The alchemy that developed between the artist, the bootmaker of the Rue de la Paix and the watchmaker Roger Dubuis resulted in the creation of the ultra-limited edition watch: VELVET GRETA in 2016.

 

 

Traduction: C.Peers.