A sheer, crêpe fabric that is heavier than chiffon, made of silk or wool, invented by renowned French dressmaker Georgette de la Plante, a 20thC contemporary of Coco Chanel. The crinkly surface is woven into the weave and it is more or less transparent depending on the fibre content and weight. Highly twisted yarns are woven so that both warp and weft are twisted into alternate S and Z shapes – this high level of twisting creates a fabric with unique qualities–crispness, body and drape, and a matte lustre.


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