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Marion Chopineau - biography

Sculptured fur

Marion studied applied arts at Olivier de Serres (Paris). In 2000, she started working for JC de Castelbajac and opened her independant embroidery studio, designing embroidery, accessories and fur embellishment for Christian Lacroix and made on the dresses distortions with the use of hairdressing methods in a collection «Her Dress=Hair Dress» short listed at Hyères Festival (1998).

Since improved this invention for haute-couture : the Inuit inspired collection for Revillon by Peter Dundas 2008, sculpted fur garments for Jean-Paul Gaultier 2016, etc. The Saga Design Centre (Copenhagen) sponsored Marion for a fur serie called Inner Sunset, shown in Joyce Gallery, Paris, in 2018. The fur sculpted Winter Totem was chosen to be shown at Le Banquet France at Révélation trade fare in Le Grand Palais. Aside from fur sculpture, she expands with her workshop-team works in embroidery and textile manipulations.

Marion is passionate in creating contemporary textile structures born of altering, hybridize and readapting artisanal and craft abilities such as macramé, basket making, netting, weaving, leather work,... Orientated to volume and mixed with 3D technologies her workshop’s expertise pleases houses like Louis Vuitton, Loewe, Balenciaga, Maison Martin Margiela, Givenchy, etc. 

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