Thursday, April 14, 2011
Welcome Back Lace!
I love lace, so I was happy to hear from the Wall Street Journal that lace has made a comeback on the runway for spring and fall. The Journal shows how lace is still made today after decades of its virtual disappearance from the fashion world. I hope a revival of this ancient art can be sustained. As the Journal slideshow indicates, lace can be transformed for edginess. But to me there's nothing more feminine than lace. I wonder if its return signals a subterranean longing in women for clothes that are more feminine and less oriented toward the office.
A turn-of-the century beauty in Irish lace
An Oleg Cassini wedding gown circa 2003
A lace mantilla
My mother at her second wedding in a dress she designed herself as a December bride--light green taffeta with a lace overlay and a dark green velvet sash, 1957.