Christian Dior

ROM U: Couture Embroidery- In the Footsteps of Rébé - SUNDAY Workshop


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Due to popular demand, second workshop added: Saturday, January 20 - waiting list is now closed. 

Couture Embroidery- In the Footsteps of Rébé


Explore the world of high fashion embroidery techniques in this hands-on workshop with professional seamstress and embroiderer Nadia Albertini. Participants will learn the design transfer technique called "prick and pounce" used in traditional French embroidery as well as several thread techniques used by Dior’s embroiderer during the 1950’s. Worskhop includes visit to the Christian Dior exhibit.

Workshop will be taught at the beginner level.   Lunch is included in registration.

Participants should bring the following materials:

  • 1 x 4 to 5" embroidery hoop
  • 1 small sewing scissor
  • All other materials will be provied.

Instructor: Nadia Albertini

Nadia Albertini is a free lance fashion and textile designer. Born and raised in Mexico City, she spent her school years learning silk painting, screen printing, dyeing and the bases of hand embroidery. While finishing high school, she worked as the editor's assistant at ELLE magazine where she first got in contact with fashion. 

Nadia graduated from ESAA Duperré school in Paris, where she completed a Fashion Design degree with a minor in embellishment techniques. Soon before graduation, Nadia started to work as embroidery designer at Chloé. She irreparably fell into the haute couture embroidery world, satisfying a need to work in fine and sophisticated details.

Her experience of design across multiple platforms and countries (France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico and Switzerland) and her in-depth knowledge of decorative techniques, offers clients unique and valuable support when developing a collection. This has allowed her to work alongside international designers such as Louis Vuitton and Giambattista Valli. 

Currently working as an embroidery designer and agent, Nadia divides her time between Paris, London and Mumbai. She is always interested in new opportunities for collaboration.

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Date & Time

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm


Royal Ontario Museum
Education Classroom
Level 1

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