Over the course of three weeks, Lily worked closely with the Renaissance Renaissance team to assemble patterns, assist with fittings and experiment with fabrics in the atelier just outside of Beirut. “The atelier has been in Cynthia’s family for decades and it’s stocked with years of material and fashion. Whatever you need, say a pair of white pants, they’ll dig it up,” said Lily. She recounted 8-hour days of cutting, sewing, pinning, arranging and rearranging design patterns until they achieved the perfect look. She even got to accompany Cynthia to local shops for the selection and pleating of fabrics with a specialized machine.