Stella McCartney at Paris Fall 2009 (Details)
Chiffon tea dress embellished with lace, c.1910. The stylized charm of the floral design and the gossamer delicacy of the lace pattern personify the feminine ideal in clothing. Pin tucks and textured lace accents delight the jaded modern eye. The outer layer is of ecru silk chiffon backed with an under layer of white cotton tulle. The range of textures in the lace embellishment adds depth and complexity to the design.