It happens when two silkworms decide (for reasons known only to the silkworm heart) to spin their cocoons together.
From this silken union comes a fabric with a crisp feel, lots of nubby character, and a fascinating, iridescent look. This flattering, extra-feminine dress is made of it-just in time for the holidays.
Don't forget the mistletoe.
Dupioni Dress (No. 2342). Mid-calf cut of shimmering silk with full sweep and self sash-tie. Three quarter cuffed sleeves with self-covered buttons. Big, dramatic pointed collar.
If it looks somewhat familiar, that's because it's a dressier version of our perennial 1947 Dress.