Today’s fashions draw upon France's lacy past

Some of the stunning dresses on display at the temporary Calais exhibition, which also features a look at lace making techniques

Thelong history of lacemaking in Calais and a new exhibition linking past and present

A fascinating fashion exhibition is open in Calais this autumn at the Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode; catch it before it closes on January 5th, 2020.

To celebrate the museum’s 10th birthday, ‘Olivier Theyskens, In Praesentia’ includes many examples of the Belgian designers creations. (His gowns have been worn by stars including Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Watson and Kirsten Dunst).

The museum celebrates the history of machine-made lace in Calais and the nearby town of Caudry, which are the two centres of ...

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