The Legacy of Lace

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Lace is coming back strong in bridal fashion. Expect to see it in ready-to-wear, too, says Sandrine Bernard, executive vice president of NYC-based company SolStiss/Bucol. Here, listed clockwise from left, is a primer on the different types: 

Venetian Point
A variety with a raised floral or geometric design that looks almost three-dimensional, originally made in Venice and later in Belgium and other countries

Alençon
Intricate lace with solid designs outlined with heavy cording on sheer net, developed in Alençon, France, in the 17th century; also known as the Queen of Lace

Re-embroidered
Lace that is composed of designs outlined in embroidery stitching, and may additionally be embellished with pearls, beading or sequins; popular in bridal fashions

Chantilly
First made in France, it often has a floral design and wispy weight, with scalloped edges

Allover
Wide lace with a repeating pattern

Valenciennes
A popular type of lace, distinguished by small floral or bow patterns, first manufactured during Louis XIV's reign in the French city of the same name

 

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