Lucie Gregoire is an experienced milliner and an incredibly curious woman. For over thirty years, she has been honing the art of millinery in her studio where hundreds of projects have been created and young milliners have been trained. An excellent teacher, she has always sought to share her passion for her unusual craft.
It was after living in France for four years, where she furthered her knowledge of millinery, that she moved to Montreal and began her journey.
While juggling ready-to-wear and custom hats, her art projects and millinery classes, she founded her brand Comme un chapeau.
Lucie Grégoire is the recipient of several millinery awards, including Talenthouse's Stephen Jones Award and the Hermès Award from the Hat Museum. But her proudest achievement remains working with costume artist Eiko Ishioka on the spectacular headdresses worn by the auras Immortals by Tarsem Singh. A challenging project.
To date, some 60 of Lucie Grégoire's hats are in the collections of the Musée des métiers d'art du Québec, the Musée de la civilisation de Québec and the Musée du chapeau de Chazelles-sur-Lyon, in France.
With her professional activities turned upside down during the 2020 health crisis, the original idea of selling her patterns online resurfaced, followed by another, bolder idea: releasing ready-to-sew hat kits.
Wishing to share her knowledge so that anyone can make an unusual sewing project, she now offers eleven patterns that she unveils on her new online store mon chapo.
By opening the drawers of her workshop to offer her most beautiful patterns, Lucie Grégoire hopes to give the desire -- both beginners and initiated -- to create a beautiful hat at home.