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Princess Léa of Belgium opens the doors of art studios and invites her readers to Natan

Princess Léa of Belgium opens the doors of art studios and invites her readers to Natan

On November 3, 2022, the fashion house Natan welcomed Belgian Princess Léa to its store. Sister-in-law of King Albert II. there she presented the latest book from her collection featuring Belgian artists and craftsmen. Visual and poetic exploration of art studios is the main promise of the book Artistic careers Princess Lea.

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Princess Léa signs her book at Natan Couture

All techniques and artistic disciplines are covered. From diamond dealer to potter, from carpenter to glassblower, book Artistic careers of Princess Lée of Belgium offers an exhaustive photographic documentary in the workshops of Belgian artists and craftsmen.

Princess Léa of Belgium opens the doors of art studios and invites her readers to Natan
Princess Léa of Belgium and author Jean Schatz during a signing on November 3, 2022 (Photo: Histoires Royales)

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This Thursday, we found Princess Léa in the Avenue Louise shop of the famous couturier Natan. The princess sat down to sign her book, published by L’Eventail and available in bookshops. Édouard Vermeulen, founder of Natan Couture, was present at the event.

Édouard Vermeulen in conversation with Princess Léa during the signing session (Photo: Royal Histories)

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Édouard Vermeulen, who dressed Queen Mathilde, became a baron in 2017. His creations are also often found in the wardrobe of Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg or on the back of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Natan’s creations won over even Queen Silvia of Sweden.

Marquis de Trazegnies and Countess Ella de la Boëssière-Thiennes in Natan Couture for Princess Léa’s autograph (Photo: Histoires Royales)
Publication of the third book from the Léa de Belgique collection about Belgian artists (Photo: Histoires Royales)
Métiers d’art from the Léa de Belgique collection published by L’Éventail Éditions (Photo: Histoires Royales)

In this book, the reader goes through several workshops, discovers masters with transgenerational knowledge and experience, and witnesses the creation of beauty through a smart combination of knowledge and creativity. The personalities of the artists and their life stories were translated into text by Jean Schatz, and photographed by José-Noël Doumont.

Previous books in the collection are Workshop portraitsdedicated to seven renowned artists at work, i Thierry Bosqueta book dedicated to the works of the former artistic director of the Théâtre de la Monnaie.

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Nicholas Fontaine

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Nicolas Fontaine has been a freelance web editor since 2014. After being a copywriter and author for numerous Belgian and French brands and media, he specializes in royalty news. Nicolas is now the editor-in-chief of Histoires royales. nicolas@historiesroyales.fr




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