Valentino's Patchwork Frocks Recall Gloria Vanderbilt's Quilted Bedroom

Valentino's Patchwork Frocks Recall Gloria Vanderbilt's Quilted Bedroom
Today in Paris, two Italians, Valentino's Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, gave new life to that down-home American icon: the patchwork quilt. Running the length of a floor-grazing gown, the quilt patterns were abstracted to the brink of pop …
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Stories, memories on display at biennial quilt show
Each was accompanied by a card giving a brief description of the quilt. One quilt paid tribute to the “Phantom of the Opera.” The one next to it was fabric showcasing vegetables. Others told stories with one featuring fabric from a trip to Japan …
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Ceramic tile: How it's made and what's new
Textures such as fabric-look and patterns (think chevron or herringbone) are also big, as are metallic. “Stainless steel” and “mineral” continue their wave of popularity, recently joined by gold tile for the kitchen — now that's glitzy! Imitation …
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