Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Illusion of the blank page

This child's dress was made in the 18th century. The colors of the embroidery are so vivid that it seems almost new. Today the same fabric would cost about $2000 a yard. In the 18th century this kind of fabric was even more expensive ( the value of clothes was often an important part of the estate , especially when you compare it to the value of real estate in the 18th century).

The next piece was designed by Christian Lacroix. He has a very extensive knowledge of the way antique fabrics were made as you can see.

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