In 1945, Diana Vreeland sent an assistant to Paris, on a mission to bring back a fabric rose from a couture atelier, as proof that couture had survived World War II. Most likely that rose came from Maison Legeron. Atelier Maison Legeron was founded in 1880 and today Legeron stands as the last atelier which produces haute couture flowers in fabric. Maison legeron still makes some of the most beautiful artificial flowers that grace the surfaces of Dior gowns, Lacroix Dresses and Dominique Sirop coats. The house crafts flowers in silk and feathers, using old world techniques. Maison Legeron Collection is the houses service of haute couture accessories, offering silk flower pins and brooches to be worn with any garment you may own. A selection of natural-looking silk flowers are now available, exclusively through Couture Lab (http://www.couturelab.com/).
Velvet and silk floral brooch in black, Maison Legeron, $392, at Couturelab.com