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a fine fabric in which thread is looped and weaved to create open patterns
Flat, metallic fabric, usually gold or silver.
Turned-back sections of a garment, commonly finish the front neckline fold on a top or jacket.
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Vegan faux leather made from natural or synthetic fibers.
A Victorian sleeve style with incredible shape and volume near the shoulder of the sleeve and tapering from just below the elbow until the wrist. This style is also know as a gigot sleeve.
The leg o' mutton sleeve (also known as the gigot sleeve) acquired its name because of its unusual shape; incredibly voluminous at top and tapering just below the elbow, this facet of fashion resembled a lamb shank. First seen in 1824, this sleeve style grew in both popularity and size until 1833.
Tight-fitting pants made of fabric that allows for stretch.
A printing process during which a raised, opposite image is inked and pressed into a sheet of paper. This is the method invented for printing movable type by Johanness Gutenberg, which is now commonly employed in stationery design.
Usually a serged edge that is stretched as sewn, resulting in a ruffly edge on the finished garment.
Intimate undergarments often made of satiny, sheer, or lacy fabrics.
Typically constructed of leather, this slip-on shoe has a broad, low heel, and may host decorative stitching, tassels, or metalwork atop its front panel.
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A clasp that uses an elongated, lobster claw-shaped hook that opens to catch the loop on the other end of the chain.
In contrast to the incredibly long poulaines, the unbelievably small, ornately embroidered lotus shoes were what Chinese women with bound feet wore from olden times through to the early 20th century.
Crafted for the 5 foot 3 Louis XIV, France's "Sun King," in order to make him look taller and, thus, more imposing, these unisex hourglass-shaped heels were flamboyantly decorated to indicate one's privilege. A pair of circa 1660 heels Louis XIV owned were 5 inches tall and ornately decorated with battle scenes.
A glittering, metallic fabric that was used to make catwoman’s costume in the 1960s Batman TV series. The thread used to make this fabric is crafted from thinly sliced film that’s been coated in aluminum and is trademarked with the name Lurex.
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