DS World Paris | MAISON FABRE
Master glove maker Maison Fabre partners with DS WORLD PARIS, displaying several of its most iconic models alongside photos and items from the workshop retracing the prestigious history of the company and its craftspeople.
DS & MAISON FABRE: FRENCH-STYLE EXPERTISE
By paying tribute to the craftworkers behind Fabre gloves, the exhibition at DS WORLD PARIS turned the spotlight on leather-working, an area of expertise dear to DS. The brand’s organisation includes a team of upholsterers whose skills are behind the ‘watch strap’ seat finish exclusive to DS models.
The exhibition retraced the history and expertise of Maison Fabre, a master glove maker founded in 1924 in the Aveyron region of south-west France. Workshop items, period photographs and sewing machines will tell the story of this family-run company, giving visitors an insight into the history of the workshop in Millau and the expertise of the master glove makers, cutters, embroiderers and sewers. A number of iconic objects were on show, such as the glove used in the 1946 film Beauty and the Beast, the glove worn by painter and sculptor Pierre Soulages, and a scented glove worn by Marie-Antoinette The exhibition also included artistic photos illustrating the history of the company and its partnerships with the leading names in haute-couture.
DS & MAISON FABRE: GLOVES SYMBOLISING THE FRENCH ART OF LIVING
Made of lambskin, the gloves are produced in Millau using local skins and tanners. Each model features special inserts for a firm grip of the steering wheel and an elegant driving style. The gloves – only fifty pairs available – subtly combine the brand cues of the DS with the inimitable stamp of Maison Fabre.
DS driving gloves another way to celebrate the French lifestyle!