Photo by Karen Odyniec

Chesley is inspired by the ruffles sported by Louis the XIV, the minis of Twiggy and Jean, the Empress and Empire - Napoleon & Josephine.


With her Artiste coat and easel in hand Chesley has sketched portraits at Chanel, signed prints at Louis Vuitton and has been a guest speaker at the Chicago Art Institute.


In addition to her books and magazine editorial work she has created windows and advertising for Saks Fifth Avenue, murals for Bergdorf Goodman, animation and package design for Laura Mercier, mannequins for Ralph Pucci and silk scarves for The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Chesley continues to enjoy working with clients, sketching the couture and designing.



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