Michelle Decourcy has joined the circle of The Stylist creatives to design a key costume for Lenore. Michelle’s talent for connecting personally with her clients and then using her extraordinary vision and intuition to create the most perfect dress will be an incredible asset to our wardrobe department. She already has her paws on the script and is diving into all the facets of Lenore’s character to design a piece that will deepen the visual storytelling. If you haven’t heard of this one woman’s fascinating and inspiring story to success, reading her bio below is a treat… Welcome to the team Michelle!
Michelle DeCourcy’s meteoric rise in the fashion industry has made her one of the industry’s shooting stars. Michelle burst onto the scene when Norah Jones wore her dress to the 2003 Grammy Awards.
Three years later however, Michelle was diagnosed with a very rare form of Leukemia and had no choice but to begin aggressive chemotherapy. With the support of family and friends, she never once stopped fighting to live and pursue her passion for clothing design. After months of intense pain and treatment Michelle made a miraculous recovery and returned home to begin a new chapter of her life as a cancer survivor. As part of her recovery, Michelle decided to take a break from the fashion world and focus on her health and family.
After an 18-month hiatus of self-reflection and relaxation, she returned to her design post and immediately realized she was happier in her career than ever before. Designing what she calls “a more casual version of the Michelle DeCourcy line, La Vie by Michelle DeCourcy is “Super fresh but not overwhelming.” She points out, “I turned to my own closet for inspiration and designed what I would wear every day.” As a result of this simple approach and her remarkable journey and rebirth, La Vie is the latest from one of Portland’s most talented designers.