crepe de Chine

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a very thin crepe of silk or silklike fabric

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Soft hued pastels, floral prints, sequins and feminine silhouettes dominated the collection with crepe de Chine kurta churidars, crystal embellished ghagras, vintage zardozi embroidery and hand-crafted bugle beaded lehengas, flapper dresses, peplum jackets, heritage Pashmina and Banarasi saris as well as tulle details featuring strongly in the ensembles.
This season, the famed couture pleat atelier Gerard Lognon--a longtime Chanel collaborator--introduces new techniques and materials: In addition to pleating blouses in flowing silk, Lognon origami-folded organza, leather, and crepe de chine, adding a 3-D effect to jackets, skirts, and gowns.
The bespoke Jenny Packham cornflower blue crepe de chine dress she chose was spot on for the occasion (no pun intended) and I loved the Diana nod with the polka dots.
Cullen plied the future prime minister - then known as Margaret Roberts - with gifts including "frightfully expensive" Crepe de Chine perfume and a "very nice" handbag with her initials on it.
Scott Sternberg's Band of Outsiders collection felt agreeably low-tech, meaniing that despite Atari-inspired prints, the styles he presented were grounded, like big old sweaters and crepe de Chine dresses with a bluesy roadhouse flavour.
They wore cocoa silk crepe de chine A-line gowns by Jim Hjelm featuring jeweled necklines and matching cocoa sashes.
The result is a collection of diaphanous dresses in bold colors and what she calls the "flower hue," a collage of over 200 nature images printed on silk crepe de Chine. "I just wanted to make dresses that are easy.
Elegant yet soft dresses in silk crepe de chine, chiffon and georgette's sitting alongside soft satins and printed silk jerseys.
Orientanspired butterfly prints highlight body-skimming, knee-length dresses, pillarbox-red printed jackets and crepe de chine shirts.
RIGHT Black leather mini trenchcoat, pounds 325, from selected Marks & Spencer branches (0171 935 4422); red crepe de chine shirt, pounds 39.99 from Next (01162 894424); red opaque tights, pounds 2.50, by Jonathan Aston (01162 862388) at major dept.
In free-standing window treatments, sheers, laces and soft fabrics like crepe de chine and gauze were popular, particularly in tab-top constructions.
It is essential to learn to appear just as much at ease in one's dress suit in the presence of Royalty as one does in one's crepe de chine pyjamas in one's dressing room in the presence of a Persian cat.
Crepe de chine is a lovely lightweight fabric, so it's worth taking a bit of extra care handling it.