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A worker at Atelier Caraco Canezou in Paris puts finishing touches on a skirt. The rows of lace have been added to a netting background to create a custom striped lace fabric.

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Fabric Embellishment

CREATING A CUSTOM SURFACE

“What do you thirst for?” was the theme that choreographer Christopher K. Morgan chose to explore for his dance piece for CityDance Ensemble’s yearly concert about global warming. It was up to the costume designer (the author) to figure out how the desired dry and dusty feeling could translate to fabric. Costumers commonly use cheesecloth for a gauzy, cobwebby look, but since it doesn’t stretch, body-conscious modern dance ...

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