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Evening dress
MFA# 2004.169
Georgette trim on sleeves; MFA# 48.1198


A sheer fabric with a nonshiny crepe surface made with alternating s- and z- twisted yarn. Georgette crepe originated in France. The Silk or rayon fabric is used for blouses, dresses, gowns, trimming, and millinery.

Synonyms and Related Terms

georgette crepe; crespón goergette (Esp.); crêpe-georgette (Ned);

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Resources and Citations

  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
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