Monday, May 25, 2009

A lust for Amy Serafin, FRANCE MAGAZINE

Very nice article and amazing pictures about french dentelle :

Lace is a game of peek-a-boo, covering and exposing, full of contradictions. Sew
it onto a pair of panties and it's seductive. Lay it on top of a piano and it's fussy. In black. it evokes erotica or mourning: in white, wedding gowns. It has decorated bishops's albs and courtesans' frocks. All of this and more is
presented at the cite internationale de la Dentelle et de la mode in Calais, a
new museum where visitors also learn that this most delicate of fabrics is made on massive iron machines operated by burly men with blackened hands.
France Magazine, Spring 2009 by Amy Serafin

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