Boxes and boxes of vintage buttons are stacked in the studio of French artist Monsieur Andre Molco. M. Molco formerly produced buttons for major fashion houses of Paris. He sold his stylish buttons from his boutique on rue Vignon, Bouton d'or. As M. Molco was not in the studio when I photographed the boxes, I didn't want to open the boxes and remove the buttons. Those photos are for another day.
M. Molco's haute couture buttons - including some torch-worked glass ones - are discussed in the book Boutons by Loic Allio. Several French magazines and Japanese publications have featured articles about his ceramic, glass, wooden and metal buttons. Now 88, M. Molco has retired from the trade. However he still produces art, which will be featured in a separate post.