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I HAVE NO INFO ABOUT THIS PHOTO. IT IS AN EXAMPLE OF A VERY OLD TECHNIQUE WHICH IMPARTS A 3D EFFECT TO EMBROIDERY. IT MAY BE WRAPPED AND TACKED (COUCHED) CORDING OR BEADS OR SIMPLY HEAVY GOLD EMBROIDERY THREAD. NO MATTER WHAT IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DESIGN AND EXCELLENT TECHNIQUE...

Embroidery sample for a man’s suit This artwork is part of Elaborate Embroidery: Fabrics for Menswear before 1815 http://www.metmuseum.org

Exquisitely embellished with gold embroidery and molten beads, Alexander McQueen's black cotton tank is a wonderful and wearable take on this season's opulence. Decorated with swirls and offshoots of flora and fauna, it will make a stunning partner to pencil skirts and leather leggings at cocktail hour.