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Professional Attire

Custom French Jackets, Chanel Jacket

Custom Couture for the Professional 



Ellen Wise is renowned for her Custom ‘haute’ couture professional attire — a luxury available to discerning private clients who seek an entirely unique design that reflects personal style and individuality. 


The collaborative process begins with a conversation and progresses through multiple sketches, toiles, and fittings. Ultimately, an entirely unique, one-of-a-kind couture garment is brought to life, executed with the finest textiles, sourced exclusively for the client. Your custom suit or jacket awaits. 

"Ellen Wise designed and made the Chanel-style suit I have dreamed of forever. It is truly couture in every way. The fabric, the fit, the details, the way it is made - there is simply no comparison to the ready-to-wear suits I can buy. Ellen's fine styling, attention to detail, and knowledge of couture technique are exceptional. She scored a perfect 10 with my suit and I couldn't be happier! Thank you, Ellen."

Margaret L
Woodside, CA

True Couture

Ellen is one very few American couturiers offering the classic French Jacket in the original couture construction methods invented by Coco Chanel.

"The iconic two-piece set, originally introduced by French designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in the 1920s and sustained by Karl Lagerfeld until his recent death in 2019, would not only live on to become a symbol of fashion, but a representation of the liberated woman."  (Link)

Each jacket or suit is expertly constructed and tailored to fit your unique body, imbuing a sense of power and confidence reinforced by a perfect perfect fit.  


Unmatched Attention to Detail

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Ellen Wise on several spectacular gowns, cocktail dresses, and suits over the last few years.  Each design meeting and fitting feels like an artistic collaboration. If you have ever seen a video of Yves Saint Laurent draping yards of beautiful fabric over one of his "fit models" and creating a masterpiece out of thin air, or examined and felt a Chanel suit from decades past when the materials and craftsmanship were of the highest quality, that is the experience you will have at her studio in Woodside.  


Her taste is impeccable and her talent and knowledge of true couture is unsurpassed.  She once hand stitched dozens of chiffon balls to the train of one of my gowns, so that it would not just trail behind, but sway back and forth with a life of its own!  These details do not go unnoticed - her work never fails to elicit compliments from even strangers.  The foundation of her art is quality and elegance. Ellen listens, has excellent ideas, and almost intuitively knows what works on me. In meeting with international delegations, including heads of state, it is important to have the confidence that one is perfectly outfitted, and Ellen's creations guarantee that. She is truly practicing an almost lost art. We are very lucky that her doors are open to us!

Deanna T

Los Altos Hills, CA

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