"I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin." Coco Chanel
Valentino Fall 2013 - Details
Valentino at Paris Fall 2013 (Details)
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Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2013
Dorothea McGowan in lace dress and hat by Balenciaga, Vogue March 1960
Irish lace dress 1920
Edwardian vintage clothing at VintageTextile.com
Lacemaking developed in England during the 16th century in response to the growth in personal wealth and to changes in fashionable dress. By 1600, bobbin lace was being made domestically throughout the country and professional centres had been established in London, the West Country and the Midlands. The lace for this collar was probably professionally made.
Circa 1925 Gold Lace and Brocade evening gown: bodice and back train panel of green, coral, and metallic gold brocade, gold lace sleeves and skirt w/reverse scallop hem, and black silk moire hip sash w/center beige velvet flowers.