Professional Training

Our collection contains a rich living heritage: the expertise of the artisans who crafted numerous pieces with a quality of workmanship that is no longer available today.

Our master classes, our documentation centre and our internship program work to preserve this valuable expertise and to build bridges between up-and-coming and established designers.

 

Master classes

Le Grand Costumier ensures the transmission of expertise in the costume-making trades by offering professional trainings. Intended for both up-and-coming and established designers, our master classes are taught by seasoned creators and cover many areas of expertise.

The Master classes are not offered to the general public.

 

Next Master Class:

Hats maintenance, care and transformation – Men and women (detailed lesson plan coming soon).

 

Instructor:

Lucie Grégoire (commeunchapeau.com).

 

Schedule:

Saturdays March 30th, April 6th and April 13th, 2019 from 10hAM to 1hPM.

 

Participants:

8 to 10 people. This training is not intented for the general public.

 

Duration:

Three periods of 3 hours (two introductory periods to basic concepts and an additional period of finishing hats).

 

Objective:

To convey practical methods and tools to people working in costume to maintain and repair hats from different eras and materials.

 

Prices (before taxes):

$ 90/3 hours training or $ 250 for 3 courses.

 

Contact us to reserve your place: info@grandcostumier.com

Internships

Each year, Le Grand Costumier welcomes interns from various backgrounds. These internships allow different generations of designers to make important connections, and serve to enhance the collection’s exceptional pieces. To become an intern, contact us at info@grandcostumier.com​

Research Centre

Our Research Centre is located in a bright and comfortable space where you can browse through a wide selection of more than 750 books, encyclopedias, magazines, archives and period patterns at your leisure, for consultation on site or for loan.

See our page Research Centre