Georgette (fabric)

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1930 pink georgette evening gown
Desiree Lubovska in a dress by Jean Patou, c. 1921

Georgette (from crêpe Georgette) is a sheer, lightweight, dull-finished crêpe fabric named after the early 20th century French dressmaker Georgette de la Plante.[1][2]

Originally made from silk, Georgette is made with highly twisted yarns. Its characteristic crinkly surface is created by alternating S- and Z-twist yarns in both warp and weft.[1][3]

Georgette is made in solid colors and prints and is used for blouses, dresses, evening gowns, saris, and trimmings.[1] It is springier and less lustrous than the closely related chiffon.[3]



  1. ^ a b c Picken, Mary Brooks (1957). A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern. Courier Corporation. p. 88. ISBN 9780486402949.
  2. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary's earliest citation is 1915.
  3. ^ a b Kadolph, Sara J. (2007). Textiles (10 ed.). Prentice Hall. pp. 230, 472. ISBN 9780131187696.