About the Company
Created with the finest designer and vintage fabrics, Leslie Courreges creates modern armor for the courageous woman. Each collection is custom-made to order in small quantities, with the highest attention to detailing. Using couture construction techniques, your Leslie Courreges piece should last you a lifetime.
Established in 2019, Leslie Courreges creates couture fashion in the heart of New Orleans, LA. Featuring capes, boleros, outerwear, and vintage-inspired t-shirts, her collections are inspired by powerful women in history, vintage silhouettes, and the exuberant culture of the city.
Ethically made in New Orleans, Leslie Courreges uses vintage and dead-stock textiles to reduce the environmental impact of the garment industry. The company works with a dedication to the material, ensuring that a minimal amount of waste is created in the production of these heritage clothing pieces.
Leslie Courreges offers modern armor for courageous women.
Originally from Texas, Leslie studied architecture at Texas A&M before moving to New Orleans in 2005. Her love of design began at age 5, when she began sewing and designing quilts. By junior high school, she was designing her own clothing. Upon moving to New Orleans, she spent years working in the Mardi Gras costuming industry, honing her skills with embroidery, beadwork, and couture finishing.
From 2011 to 2015, she owned RetroActive Vintage, the premiere vintage destination in New Orleans. Pieces from RetroActive Vintage, as well as Leslie's personal collection, can be found in television shows and film like Feud, Scream Queens, Eve's Bayou, All the King's Men, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Ray, The Astronaut Wives Club, Into the Badlands, Beautiful Creatures, The Butler, and The Skeleton Key.
Leslie’s background combines a love of structure, silhouette, and history - all trademark details in her collections. Her love of architecture can be found in the precise and exacting geometry of the garments; the beading, sequins, and hand finishing of each piece is a testament to the love, pride, and tradition inherent in carnival costuming.
Be a Courageous Woman. Be a Courreges Woman.