A Very Special Kind of Silk

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A Very Special Kind of Silk

Postby MaryGode » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:10 pm

The only thing Victorian about this is that it's at the V&A, but it's so incredible I had to share.

An unreal golden cape: Watch the video! Watch it now!
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. ~MarkTwain
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Re: A Very Special Kind of Silk

Postby Andrea L » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:09 pm

Holy...that garment is jaw dropping. That color, the weaving, the embroidery...I wouldn't even want to cut into the fabric, that stuff is so gorgeous. I was like "No, don't cut it! What will you do with the scraps?" As if you can call fabric like that "scraps".


Did I just see...velcro? You spend YEARS working on this and put velcro on it? Shame on them! I would think they would create cord with the strands and make frog closures or the like. Such a shame. Still a mind-blowing garment though.

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