FROM THE FAR CORNERS of the world, from the
weavers and fabric designers who loom cloth for queens, princesses
and the wives of world leaders, comes the SINGER* Millionaire
Fabric Collection, gathered especially for the New York World's
Culled from the treasures of the looms of
America, Europe and the Far East, many of the fabrics are so
rare, so delicate, and so elaborate that only a single precious
yard can be woven in a working day.
Most of these jewels of the loom -- fabrics
for daydreaming -- are priced for the purse of a maharajah's
wife. They are gathered under one roof for the first time for
all to enjoy.
Under one roof, a world -- a world representing
the most exquisite, delicate and costly of contemporary fabrics
-- a world to which we bid you welcome!
- What's new for tomorrow
is at SINGER today!
*A Trademark of THE SINGER COMPANY
- THE Collection features ten mannequins in
fabulous fashions from Vogue Pattern's Import Collection by famous
Haute Couture designers.
Gown - Vogue Paris Original 1446, by Lanvin. Tunic of jeweled
ivory satin panel.
$600 per panel.
Gown - Vogue Paris Original 1405, by Cardin. Lame' gown and sari
woven with pure gold.
Ensemble - Vogue Couturier Design 1315, by Forquet. Sculptured
brocade in gold and pink on electric blue ground.
$30 per yard.
Gown - Vogue Paris Original 1319, by Patou. Cut velvet flowers
on pink satin.
$70 per yard.
Pants costume - Vogue Couturier Design 1348, by Pucci. Pants
of hand-loomed jeweled wool valued at $5800.
Gown - Vogue Paris Original 1398, by Dior. Navy ribbon lace over
The lace, $40 per yard.
Gown - Vogue Paris Original 1476, by Ricci. Bronzine cut velvet
on silk satin.
$65 per yard.
Gown - Vogue Paris Original 1324, by Balmain. Lime silk brocade
in emerald, ivory and gold..
$200 per yard.
Pants costume - Vogue Couturier Design 1350, by Galitzine. Pants
and jacket lining of petaled white Swiss organdy, yellow peau
de soie jacket.
Gown - Vogue Paris Original 1346, by Dior. White lace embroidered
net over peau de soie gown.
Lace panels, $200 per pair.
- GROUP 1:
- a. Jacquard brocade of silver and gold metallic
roses on iridescent white ground. $250 per yard.
- b. Delicate white cotton Swiss embroidery
"sculptured" in six layers of three-dimensional flowers
and petals. $120 per yard.
- c. Caramel colored mohair and wool. Made
in England. $46 per yard.
- d. "Dogaressa" brocade of pure
gold and silver threads woven on silk. This Italian fabric was
copied from a museum piece. $324. per yard.
- e. White jeweled lace with seed pearls, bugle
beads and beaded fringe. Created in France. $130 per yard.
- f. "Swazi Clouds" -- an intricate
pattern of swirling loops in hand spun, hand woven mohair, inspired
by the native arts of the British Protectorate of Swaziland in
South Africa. $75 per yard.
- g. Three-dimensional white flower design
on white satin ground. Each flower is embellished with a hand
appliqued stamen. $115 per yard.
- h. Hand-woven jacquard broche' in a floral
pattern created on a white metallic ground by a special weaving
process in which the elegant appearance of embroidery derives
from the raised broche' threads.
- GROUP 2:
- a. Bisque Cigelline, a unique combination
of diaphanous chiffon with luxurious satin, both richly embroidered
in gold and shrimp silk. Made in France. $70 per yard.
- b. Pure Vicuna, in its natural caramel color.
Known as the "Fabric of Kings," Vicuna was formerly
confined to Peruvian royalty. Now small amounts of these precious
fabric are imported under strict controls. $80 per yard.
- c. "Swazilace," handwoven of mohair
and linen. Inspired by native fabrics of Swaziland. $60 per yard.
- d. "Dogaressa" brocade hand woven
of pure gold and silver threads on persimmon silk. One yard is
three weeks in the weaving. $240 per yard.
- e. Heavy cotton lace patterned with black-eyed
daisies. $60 per yard.
- f. Kashmir Shah tush. The warmest wool in
the world, so light and supple a length slips through your wedding
ring. Gathered by natives in the mountains of Aksai Chin and
Eastern Ladakh. $900 per piece.
- g. "Tigre" velvet of thick heavy
silk pile -- a beautiful example of one of the first Eastern-inspired
departures from traditional 19th Century flower and scroll design.
- GROUP 3:
- a. Giant abstract paisley brocade in metallic
gold, fuchsia and pink silk. $250 per yard.
- b. Imported pink Swiss cut-out of petit point
pique and organdy. Each layer of petals and leaves has been hand
cut. $360 per yard.
- c. East Indian sari. Pale pink silk gauze
with multicolored pattern and gold panels. Made in India. $110
- d. Rosy net, exquisite with scattered appliqued
roses. $110 per yard.
- e. Pink cotton embroidered panel. made in
Switzerland. $20 per yard.
- f. Multicolored mohair tweed. $35 per yard.
- g. A sari created for Queen Sirikit by Nid
of Thailand. Miss Nid's mother is couturiere to the Royal Court
of Thailand. Her grandmother was couturiere for King Munkut (the
King of Siam whose life inspired "The King and I").
The sari, $3500.
- h. Tibetan lamasery altar cloth woven of
cerise silk and gold bullion. $112 per yard.
- i. Pink and celadon pure silk brocade. $300
- j. Navy blue net flowered with pink embroidery
and applique. $76 per yard.
- GROUP 4:
- a. Pure silk organza, appliqued with self
flowers and embroidered with $2400 worth of cultured pearls.
Would cost $1400 per yard to duplicate.
- b. Hand woven lampas panel of turquoise pure
silk and metallic gold, in a Fleur de Lys pattern of the Louis
Phillippe period. $900 for the panel.
- c. Turquoise blue pure silk velvet, made
in Italy. $36 per yard.
- d. Intricate hand woven jacquard lampas broche'
of pure silk, in a colorful pattern on blue ground. $270 per
- e. Pure silk sculptured velvet -- a fabric
painstakingly made on wooden hand looms. The French hand-woven
jacquard of multi-colors on blue cannetille background is from
an 18th Century design. $390 per yard.
- f. Pure silk panel, woven and embroidered
by hand in Italy, named "Charles Le Brun" after the
famous Director of Design of Gobelins Tapestry. $600 per pair
- g. "Fleur de Lyon" silk jacquard
broche', on green taffeta ground.
- h. Turquoise organza strewn with delicate
blossoms of golden yellow and green wool embroidery. $87 per
- GROUP 5:
- a. Sunny golden satin with deep border design
of metallic gold. $200 per yard.
b. Striped velour cisele' in shades of gold on creme satin ground.
$150 per yard.
c. Hand woven scenic lampas broche' on gold ground, reproduces
a French Renaissance document. $750 per yard.
d. "Waterlilies" -- a golden light-struck print of
cotton velvet, achieved by modern application of ancient Batik
techniques. $30 per yard.
e. Multicolored velour cisele' on gold satin ground. $390 per
f. Green satin with allover embroidery of wool and Mylar in shades
of green and silver. A French import. $65 per yard.
g. A cut velvet design of emerald green on burnished gold ground.
$140 per yard.
h. Sculptured velvet of pure silk woven in France. $390 per yard.
i. Creme and gold lampas moire', woven in France.
j. Yellow satin panel with hibiscus design hand-beaded in crystal,
paillettes and bugle beads. $150 per panel.