French designer black and white abstract evening fabric SOLD


I do actually have some dressier fabrics I want to list but I’ve struggled to get to them.  This one is as good as any to start with.  Actually, it is stupendous!


Why is that?  It is a couture-worthy fabric from one of the top French design houses.  I have lovingly stored this fabric for at least 20 years now I think, so it qualifies as a true vintage in fabric terms (not human terms!).

I used some of this fabric when I first got it.  I copied a Valentino dress and made a fitted bodice top with a long column of black for the skirt and it was the most divine thing imaginable.  I’ve still got it somewhere.  I was going to throw it on the dress form so that you could see it.  Alas, I can’t put my hand on it right now.


The fabric has been kept on a roll in tissue in a plastic sleeve all this time so it has been perfectly kept.

Now, I am not entirely sure of the composition, but these fabrics are usually a blend of acetates and possibly some viscose.  I can’t be sure and I can’t remember, but please be aware it would be in that fabric family.  This is a medium weight dress fabric.  True to the fabric kind, it has a crisp hand.  The design features a satiny ivory background overlaid with flocked  black graphic shapes.  It really reminds me of some of the graphics that the urban artist Keith Harding became notable for.  Here’s a close-up if you can see this effect…


This piece is 140cm and the length is 1.3 metres.  I’ll price this fabric at $40 a metre/$52 for the piece.  That’s a good price I think.  A quick tour around sites shows comparable fabrics at $100+ and I think I paid in the region of $60 – $70 at the time, but I am hopefully pricing fabrics to move.  You can be sure it is a real rarity of a fabric.

I will need to send this one in a medium sized satchel at $13.25. Please see here for full details on payment and posting.  If interested, please click on the email link below; fabric details will appear automatically and I will get back to you asap. (Australia delivery only thanks).



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