Lace fan

Brussels Mixed, a combination of bobbin and needle lace, is secured to mother of pearl staves and shaped to create this elegant fan. The needle lace in the central rose design is gauzy point de gaze, while the border is Duchesse de Bruxelles bobbin lace. Note the delicate etching and metallic tracing on the mother of pearl.


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Do you consider lace feminine, and if so, why?

responded: Jul 13, 2012

Posted by Charlotte H

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Fashion is always changing and certain looks are constantly changing and going in and out of style. However, men's fashion has dramatically evolved more than woman's fashion. When the thought of heels, bows, jewelry and lace come together the idea of a woman comes to mind, but in the 16th and 17th centuries those fashionable traits were also found on men's apparel. Even men's shoes were often decorated in bows and ribbons while also having a small heel. Lace was and still is a popular choice amoung the royals of the world. In the photos attatched (www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/gallery), a painting by Anthony Van Dyck of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, the couple are both dressed in elaborate lace collars. As time went on lace became a more dominant amoung woman's attire. Queen Victoria was photographed in 1897 fully dresses in lace, which no doubtably inspired future royals such as Duchess Kate in her Sarah Burton for McQueen wedding gown.

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