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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Lesage, Alain René 1668-1747. French writer. His novel Gil Blas (1715-1735) had a major influence on modern realistic fiction.

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  • In the unfolding history of our time the Honourable Jean Lesage is playing a principal and most influential role.

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  • Inspired by Balinese and Hindustan cultures, Farah Angsana showed an elegant collection of silk suits and evening gowns with handcrafted details such as Lesage embroideries, mirror-glass beading and ...

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  • a comic author, such as Lesage once had been on and off the stage, would certainly have made _Gil Blas_ suffer in his second marriage for his misdeeds of various kinds earlier, instead of leaving him in the not too clean cotton or clover of an old rip with a good young wife.

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  • "Between all the designer collaborations and everything that's going on, we need to give people a reason to buy," said Mr. Wu who started using Parisian ateliers like Lemarié and Lesage, and lace mill Sophie Hallette, a few seasons ago.

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  • In fact, nearly all of the pieces in Chanel's pre-fall show qualify as demi-couture, since the collection—called Metier D'Arts—employs the traditional, highly specialized ateliers that the house bought in 2002 Massaro for shoes, Michel for hats, Lesage for embroidery, Lemarie for feathers, Goossen for jewelry, Guillet for fabric flowers and Desrues for ornamentation.

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  • [1] The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, one of the era's most popular romances, was written between 1715 and 1735, in French, by Alain-René Lesage and translated into English by Tobias Smollett in 1749.

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  • The lack of an official after-ete did not deter guests such as Cameron Silver (looking every bit the warrior in a Lesage vest under his dinner jacket), Rachel Zoe,Lisa Eisner, Shiva Rose (super hot in Mark Fast!)

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  • The lack of an official after-ete did not deter guests such as Cameron Silver (looking every bit the warrior in a Lesage vest under his dinner jacket), Rachel Zoe, Lisa Eisner, Shiva Rose (super hot in Mark Fast!), Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale from splintering off to Soho House ...

    The Daily Truffle: MOCA Gala 2010

  • The lack of an official after-ete did not deter guests such as Cameron Silver (looking every bit the warrior in a Lesage vest under his dinner jacket), Rachel Zoe, ÂLisa Eisner, Shiva Rose (super hot in Mark Fast!), Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale from splintering off to Soho House ...

    The Daily Truffle: MOCA Gala 2010

  • However, lets not forget that this is also the man responsible for keeping Lesage the embroidery house and other one-of-a-kind couture workshops in business.

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