Lame. Used purely for decorative uses and made from a blend usually of metallic and nylon. Can be gold, silver or other bright colors.

Lame. Used purely for decorative uses and made from a blend usually of metallic and nylon. Can be gold, silver or other bright colors.

1940 Schiaparelli - awesome way to show off some prize buttons. And solid fabrics are easy to find!

1940 Schiaparelli - awesome way to show off some prize buttons. And solid fabrics are easy to find!

FC0415 fancy dress costume, Pierette, pink and black cotton, mid 1920s, from a Vancouver source

FC0415 fancy dress costume, Pierette, pink and black cotton, mid 1920s, from a Vancouver source

Fancy dress costume, 1911 Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944) Seafoam green silk gauze, silver lamé, blue foil and blue and silver coiled cellophane cord appliqué, and blue, silver, coral, pink, and turquoise cellulose beading; L. (a) 50 1/4 in. (127.6 cm)

Fancy dress costume, 1911 Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944) Seafoam green silk gauze, silver lamé, blue foil and blue and silver coiled cellophane cord appliqué, and blue, silver, coral, pink, and turquoise cellulose beading; L. (a) 50 1/4 in. (127.6 cm)

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