Comme Des Garçons – David Frampton walks his first catwalk exclusively for Comme Des Garçons in the luxurious area of Vendome, Paris in summer 1999. As featured in the Sunday Times.
Tapestry can be defined simply as a large, heavy woven fabric used as decoration for walls or floors. Rich with intricacy and regarded as “the best French decorative art has to offer”, Gobelin tapestry was primarily supplied to French royalty during the 17th century. These handwoven products get their name from the family of cloth makers and dyers credited with creating today the Gobelin Tapestry Factory in Paris, France. A figure worth noting is Jehan Gobelin (1410-1476), whose discovery of a scarlet dye and desire for its promotion prompted the foundation of a legacy.
Written by Justin Donnelly
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