Although Desrues was born as a company in 1929, its story actually began several years earlier when its founder, Georges Desrues, began working for Mr. Chandelier, a craftsman producing costume jewellery and accessories, and who was working with the great Parisian couturiers of the time.

Convinced that fashion was his vocation, Georges Desrues developed the company, bringing in new ideas and skills (engraving, polishing and gilding) and turned Maison Chandelier into Madeleine Vionnet’s sole supplier.

In 1929, Mr. Chandelier retired. From his workshop in the rue Amelot, just a stone’s throw from the Cirque d'Hiver, Georges Desrues took over the running of the company, working with a number of the most prestigious designers of the time including Jeanne Lanvin, Christian Dior, Mademoiselle Chanel and Yves Saint-Laurent.

The first collections of buttons for Mademoiselle Chanel were created in 1965, and Georges Desrues was soon to become her preferred supplier. In 1984, he transferred control of his business to Chanel in order to protect the vast know-how acquired over the years. Georges Desrues continued his work – his great passion – until his death in 1992.

The company’s development, driven by the remarkable success of Chanel, soon meant that the premises in the rue Amelot were too small, so Desrues moved its workshops to the North of Paris.



The present website (hereafter referred to as the “Site”) is designed by the DESRUES, a French company, with a share capital of 80 000 euros having its headquarters at Z.A. du pré de la Dame Jeanne Plailly (60128) France, and listed in Compiègne Trade Register under the number 331 518 852 R.C.S. Compiègne, telephone number +33 (0)3 44 54 19 54, (hereafter referred to as “DESRUES”).

The Site’s publishing director is Mr. BERTHELEMY Stéphane, Directeur Opérationnel.

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