Rococo Dessous, the first lingerie line made of 24-karat gold thread, hit Lingerie Fashion Week Friday with a collection dedicated to "the modern princess."
According to the Rococo Dessous website, each piece is produced from Swiss gold fabric and hand-stitched in New York, made-to-order for each client with a unique number.
"The desire for gold fashion was born in the world’s first grand civilization in Egypt where Tutankhamun wore linens embroidered with the precious metal. All great empires then followed in this tradition, from the Chinese dynasties to Russian Tsars to Louis XIV, who prohibited the use of gold for everybody except himself and his court. Then, with the French revolution, gold disappeared from fashion…until now."
This is the second season for Lingerie Fashion Week, which debuted in February as the first Fashion Week worldwide exclusively dedicated to intimate apparel. Runway shows and presentations for Spring/Summer 2014 are being held at The Metropolitan Suite in New York, August Thursday through Saturday.