gros·grain | \ˈgrō-ˌgrān \

Definition of grosgrain 

: a strong close-woven corded fabric usually of silk or rayon and often with cotton filler — compare grogram

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And finally, the grosgrain ribbon at the back was a nod to my mother. Kristen Bateman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sarah Jessica Parker Shares Her Shoe Obsessions," 22 Sep. 2015 Julia would teach me how to wrap up the purchases in pink tissue, tying them precisely with three-eighths-of-an-inch, Kelly green grosgrain ribbons and attaching vintage wildflower-seed packets to the bows. Stella Bugbee, The Cut, "Remembering the Magic of Kate Spade," 5 June 2018 Production Credits: On Busy: Gucci macramé oversize jacket with contrast grosgrain details, $3,700 at Gucci. Stella Bugbee, The Cut, "I Keep Wondering When I Will Become Invisible," 1 Apr. 2018 French grosgrain ribbon in Peacock — Samuel & Sons (T); House Beautiful, "March 2018 Product Guide," 6 Feb. 2018 The bag is made (in Italy) from textured black pebble-grain leather and features a diagonal red, white, and blue calf leather inlay and a matching grosgrain-ribbon detail above the exterior zip pocket—a preppy-meets-patriotic signature of the brand. Max Berlinger, GQ, "The Best Totes Hold All Your Stuff and Look Smart Over Your Shoulder," 26 Jan. 2018 As for the now iconic red, white, and blue grosgrain that has become his brand’s signature trim, Browne says the idea came to him during a trip to Mobuka, a tailoring shop formerly on 38th Street in Manhattan. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Thom Browne," 11 Jan. 2018 Waists were dropped to thigh-height and hung from garter belts of Mr. Browne’s signature red, white and blue grosgrain, the better to fool the eye and elongate the proportions. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "The Fashion Dialectic," 4 Oct. 2017 And speaking of hair accessories, the de la Renta woman is fond of them: Ever since Fall 2012, when hairstylist Guido Palau sent bejeweled satin headbands down the runway, thick grosgrain ribbons have shown up time and again. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "11 Jaw-Droppingly Pretty Hair Moments in Oscar de la Renta History," 11 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of grosgrain

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grosgrain

French gros grain coarse texture

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