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Belle Epoque

Frosted French silk
No one crafts sumptuous fabric quite like the French do. In these Gossamer Grey and Polished Pearl covers, inspired by an exquisite example of luxury fabric, one sees the absolute perfection of tone, magnificent embroidery and subtly beautiful hues for which French artisans have become so celebrated.

This 20th-century example of fine French fabric has a timeless look of haute couture elegance and also suggests the possibilities afforded designers with the advent of new manufacturing techniques in the fashion industry. In the early 1900s, the textile industry underwent a revolution as new synthetic fibres were introduced. Designers combined these versatile newcomers with the classic decorative fabrics long treasured by connoisseurs, making these beautiful fabrics accessible to wider range of people.