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Ornamental trimming for a garment, as braid, lace, or metallic beads.

[French, from passement, ornamental braid, cloth, from Old French, a passing, from passer, to pass; see pass.]


(pæsˈmɛntrɪ; French pɑsmɑ̃tri)
(Textiles) a decorative trimming of gimp, cord, beads, braid, etc
[C16: from Old French passement, from passer to trim, pass]


(pæsˈmɛn tri)

trimming of braid, cord, bead, etc., in any of various forms.
[1850–55; < French, Middle French, = passement(er) to trim (v. derivative of passement trimming, Old French: passage; see pass, -ment) + -erie -ery]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.passementerie - a decoration or adornment on a garmentpassementerie - a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
braiding, gold braid, braid - trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
miniver - trimming on ceremonial robes consisting of white or light grey fur
rickrack, ricrac - a narrow zigzag ribbon used as trimming
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Huh also emphasizes contrast: "When I think of feminine elements, I turn toward traditional design, such as the curvilinear shapes of Louis VI pieces, floral or other nature-inspired textiles and wallpapers, trims and passementerie, and traditional curtain and furniture making,'' she says.
The Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week partners include: Furniture from Baker, Cote France, and Ebanista; fabrics by Clarence House, Scalamandre, and Christopher Hyland; art from Questroyal Fine Art, New York; flooring and entrance rug by Shaw Flooring; rugs by Surya; lighting by Circa Lighting; passementerie by Samuel & Sons; decorative screens by De Gournay; mirrors by APF Master Framemakers; and drapery hardware by Brimar.
And also specialist passementerie including silk fringing, tassel hangers to match existing furniture.
Sourcing Luxury will bring together some of the world's leading producers of exotic skins such as crocodile, ostrich, python, shagreen; high-quality vegetable tanned leathers; beautifully designed and top-class components and accessories made of precious metals and woods, mother-of-pearl, coral, horn, semi-precious stones and crystals; and handcrafted materials such as passementerie, embroidered laces, and special handwoven natural fibers, among others.
Over that she wore a sky blue wool crepe coatdress with matching satin piping and passementerie - braid trimming - at the waist and cuff.
Carole Middleton, Kate's mother is wearing a sky blue wool crepe coatdress with matching satin piping and passementerie at the waist and cuff over a sky blue silk shantung 'Sydney' day dress with short pleated sleeves and pleated pockets.
These items, like haute-couture in high fashion, are part of a revival of the French art of passementerie, where tiebacks and tassels adorn and beautify the details.
To go with the heavy duty footwear she showed mostly mini dresses in silk crepe, with passementerie embroidery alongside bikers' studs, and 1920s flappers fringed frocks.
The collection ends on a graphic note; architectural jackets and coats in cream wool are trimmed with passementerie and stamped with bold geometric shapes.
Local specialists will include Textile Society member Geraldine Shepherd with an abundance of antique textiles, tapestries and passementerie, as well as a small amount of 19th century upholstered chairs and stools.