Death of Francois Lesage

December 1, 2011
Paris, France | Age 82

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JENNY BARCHFIELD, The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — Francois Lesage, the heir of the legendary Maison Lesage embroidery atelier which has long been embellishing Paris couture houses' most fantastic creations, died Thursday, the house said. He was 82 years old.

In a statement, the house said Lesage died "after a long battle against his illness," without providing any details.

Founded by Lesage's father, Maison Lesage worked for creme de la creme of early 20th-century...

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