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Queen of the Silks

silk fabric silk faille

Silk faille: strong, smooth, gentle lustre, good body and easy drape...fabric fit for a queen. In the 30s through to the 50s, silk faille was a designer’s fabric of choice. Timeless and versatile, silk faille still rules contemporary fashion.

Madeleine Vionnet, 1932, pink silk faille. Source The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology)
Madeleine Vionnet, 1932, pink silk faille. Source: The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology NY).


Lanvin Castillo, 1950, black silk faille. Source: The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology NY).

Carolina Herrera Silk faille shirt & skirt. Chanel silk faille sporty jacket with ruffle.

 Rosie Assoulin, navy silk faille bow-back top. Rosie Assoulin, silk faille top & skirt

 

 

 



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