"Elaborate Embroidery: Fabrics for Menswear before 1815" is on view through July 19.  http://met.org/1CTyBjw

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Embroidery sample for a man’s suit This artwork is part of Elaborate Embroidery: Fabrics for Menswear before 1815

Verwendung der Leinwand, Darstellung in einem Tacuinum sanitatis im 14. Jahrhundert

The silk industries in Medieval Paris. At some point at the end of the century luxury silk industries emerged in Paris. Sharon Farmer tells the story in a new book out in November 2016

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent- a French fashion designer who pioneered ready-to-wear fashions and adapted menswear for women.