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Friday, April 15, 2011

Expressions Dentelle Lace Exhibit at FIT

Lace evokes images from sexy screen sirens to soft, classic beauties of the Edwardian age.

Lace can easily look déclassé, if it's not well made and designed. Thisis why New Yorkers are in for a lovely surprise if they can attend the current exhibit on lace at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

The exhibit is to help promote France's Nord-Pas de Calais region and features lace dress designer, Claire Catoire's exceptional design work.

There are two modern and covet worthy lace collections by Claire Catoire titled "Claire veut la lune" which is a collection of wedding dresses and sexy, transparent black dresses titled under "Lace skin".   

Ms. Catoire's grandparents were lace makers in the region and she grew up playing and dressing up in piles of textiles and lace. Naturally, she gravitated towards costume and design in her formative
school years and her collection of dresses are luxurious, sensuous and exquisite with beautiful shapes from A-line to softly draped and belted pieces.

The exhibit also features the photography skills of Pascal Auve titled "The Hand And The Thread" which showcases the beauty and surprisingly modernity of lace.

We suggest you try to check out this beautiful collection as soon as you can and re-think your views on traditional lace.   

The exhibit is free and runs thru April 17th at FIT in the D.Lobby Gallery. 

1 comment:

Alicia aka "Fashiona" said...

These are absolutely beautiful.

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