Those are the famous words of one George Costanza, who in “Seinfeld” said he’d do just that if it was socially acceptable. While such a day in men’s wear remains to be seen, the lush fabric is experiencing something of a renaissance in women’s eveningwear.
“I think it’s having a moment because there’s this nostalgic nod to the Nineties happening right now,” Timo Weiland says of the material, which peppers much of his fall lineup. “Velvet was king then.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"