French-Inspired Fashion from Freedom, Maine
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All of us at Remodelista have had our eye on Le Bouton for a while now, a clothing line from Maine-based Lisa Dorr, whose designs feature fine fabrics and simple silhouettes. "I'm interested in making clothes that convey a sense of honest beauty, a creativity, a curiosity for life, an intelligence, and an appreciation for fine human endeavor," Dorr says. "I'm inspired by art, nature, cinema, history, designers, and the textiles I fall in love with." Dorr's made-to-order pieces are available from Le Bouton Unique on Etsy and from Chellis Wilson in Portland. Above: Dorr models a version of her classic linen dress. Above: The Grey and Chart Linen Dress is made from medium-weight linen with a gathered skirt and small gathers at the center back neck; $130 from Le Bouton Unique on Etsy. Above: The Linen Dress (shown here in mustard) features a slight scooped boat neck and elbow length sleeves. Made from mid-weight linen and available for $280 from the Le Bouton Catalog. Above: Excerpts from Dorr's sketchbooks taped up next to the light switch without a cover to which Dorr says is a sign of, "life in progress." Above: Lisa Dorr and her family live in Freedom, Maine. Above: Dorr's porch in Freedom, Maine.