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The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international community of people with expertise in vintage fashion. VFG members enjoy a wealth of resources, avenues for promoting their shops and specialties, and camaraderie with others who share a common interest and passion.
French for “skin of silk,” peau de soie is a medium-weight, dully lustrous fabric. Although at first glance it appears to be satin, it is woven in a compact plain weave. Elizabeth Denny in her book Textile Fabrics (1928 ed.) states it is of a twill weave, and numerous sources state that it can be made in a satin weave, a less expensive alternative. Originally always silk, it can be made of manufactured fibers. The best quality peau de soie will be reversible, and most have a fine cross-ribbed reverse.
Uses: Evening gowns, bridal