Six Ways to Wear Heavy Satin

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Taking its name from its original trade route, the word satin stems from the city at the beginning of Silk Road, the Chinese port town of Quanzhou, which, in medieval Arabic, was called ‘Zayton’. As the sheeny fabric traversed the world it became a fixture in the wardrobes of the world’s upper echelons – the stuff of royal trousseaus, Marie Antoinette’s court, Hubert de Givenchy’s bow-fastened ball gowns and the…

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