LUXURY FANS – FEATHER CRAFTS
The original Duvelleroy was renowned for its unique feather craft ability. Three signatures emerge in the XIXth and are renewed since 2010 in partnership with the fan-maker, Frédérick Gay
« Fluffy » feathers
Voluminous fans, mostly in Ostrich, such as « Pleureuses », in which the bulky effect is accentuated by « extensions » of each father barb, just like hair extensions.
The original Duvelleroy develops audacious shapes with feathers. In these
creations the natural shape of the feather provides the general shape of the hand-fan.
On a base of ostrich feathers, the craftsman handpicks each guineafowl, peacock or any other feather and positions them in order to create a fantasy feather.
The Trophy hand-fans
Re-creating a flying bird, these hand-fans were conceived as « curiosity objects » and as a tribute to each breed : Nicobar Pigeon, Ara, Seagull or Owl were captured Duvelleroy at the beginning of the XXth century. They are now museum and collector pieces.
(FR) Aujourd’hui, les plumes utilisées pour les éventails couture proviennent de fermes qui ramassent les plumes de mue.
Nowadays, all feathers are moult feathers collected in farms.