Lamé (fabric)


Lamé (fabric)

Lamé is a type of fabric woven or knit with metallic yarns. It is usually gold or silver in color; sometimes copper lamé is seen. Lamé is often used in evening and dress wear; and in theatrical and dance costumes. Lamé comes in different varieties, depending on the composition of the other threads in the fabric. Common examples are tissue lamé, hologram lamé and pearl lamé.

Lamé is also used for its conductive properties in the sport of fencing to make the overjackets (called lamés) that allow touches to be scored.

Apparently you can wash lame in the washer in cold water and very cool dryer if you must. Low on iron also.


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  • lamé — /ˈlameɪ/ (say lahmay) noun an ornamental fabric in which metallic threads are woven with silk, wool, artificial fibres, or cotton. {French: literally, laminated, from Old French lame gold or silver thread or wire} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lamé — [la mā′, lämā′] n. [Fr, laminated < lame: see LAME2] a fabric of silk, wool, or cotton interwoven with metallic threads, as of gold or silver …   English World dictionary

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