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Know your stuff: Georgette versus chiffon

I’ve always thought that ‘Georgette’ would make quite a pretty girl’s name, a derivative of George. But I never really knew that the fabric ‘georgette’ actually gets its name from a person called Georgette – 20th century French dressmaker Georgette de la Plante, to be precise. The fabric itself it light and somewhat sheer and […]