Christian Dior, in his classic The Little Dictionary Of Fashion, on lace: “I love lace for evening dresses…for a cocktail frock…or for a blouse. I am not so keen on it for trimmings–it easily looks old-fashioned. A little lace collar can look charming on a black frock but it must be chosen with discretion–you don’t want to look like Little Lord Fauntleroy! Under a black suit or with a full skirt for parties, a lace blouse can look charming. But being a rich and elaborate material it should only be used for very simple styles. When a fabric is fancy in itself it needs simplicity of design to show it to its best advantage. It is the same with an evening dress–choose a style of great simplicity; no complicated drapes or complicated cutting.” Add TL’s Spring 2013 lace manifesto: more is more.