Cecile Dachary was born in 1963 in Poitiers, France.
She graduated from the French Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d'Art with a diploma in product design.
She started out as a freelance designer before entering the design studio at Cacharel where she first worked as a textile designer and subsequently moved over to assisting the children’s wear stylist.
She then continued to work for children's fashion studios until 2001.
At the same time, she was developing ideas for a personal project.
The human body has always inspired me; first, by its external appearance and its form, but also the non-visible elements. Internal organs particularly fascinate me, their physical aspects but also, their mysterious quality. I choose to represent them in a rather surreal way. The cushions that I created for YELLOW VELVET are an expression of this.
The materials I use are yarn and fabric remnants, preferably worn. Using traditional needlework techniques such as sewing, embroidery or crochet, I attempt to re-appropriate the materials. For example, I like to contrast the delicateness of needlework and the notion of trash by using damask fabric, which is a bit kitschy, for the background and applying fabric images of organs, like embroidered bones or crocheted breasts which is quite the opposite.