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In the 20th century, a French Dressmaker, Madame Georgette de la Plante, created the delicate fabric that is now named after her. The usage of the fabric spread throughout Europe and eventually reached India. Sarees integrate the traditional weaving style with the western fabric making it even more exotic.

Georgette is a sheer, lightweight, dull-finished crêpe-like fabric. This which was initially made from silk, is now also made with tightly twisted yarns. Its classic crinkly surface is created by alternating twisting weaves. Georgette was traditionally made in solid colors and prints, however, sarees made in India often have a colorful twist creating a more interesting ensemble. Patterns, lace overlay, embroidery, and stone-work are all possible designs on a georgette saree. The similarity to crêpe fabric, means that georgette drapes in a very smooth manner, allowing the person carrying it to do so with poise.

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