toile de Jouy


: an 18th century French scenic pattern usually printed on cotton, linen, or silk in one color on a light ground
broadly : a similar printed fabric

Examples of toile de Jouy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chaise lounges have been covered in its iconic toile de Jouy print, and there's a pop-up Dior boutique and poolside spa. Jason Sheeler, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Feb. 2024 Photo: Courtney Racz What is your connection to toile de Jouy and narrative prints? Stephanie Sporn, Vogue, 28 Nov. 2023 The idyllic and pastoral landscapes of French toile de Jouy have continued to reign supreme throughout this tumultuous year. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 13 Oct. 2020 The temporary poolside cabana combines Dior’s classic iconography with the hotel’s, as it’s dressed in a exclusive pink-and-gray toile de Jouy. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 June 2023 The pop-up boutique housing the toile de Jouy pink and gray collection, inspired by Mediterranean beach culture and modeled after a giant sandcastle, is only one part of the Dioriviera experience. The Editors, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2023 The romantic piece featured a blue-and-white toile de Jouy print, plus a ruffled neckline, puffy mid-length sleeves, and a voluminous tiered maxi skirt. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 May 2023 Resembling a contemporary toile de Jouy print and available in burgundy (pictured) and navy blue, Fungi Forest is printed on a new eco substrate derived from 79 percent renewable fibers. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, 20 Apr. 2023 According to a statement provided to Travel + Leisure, the spa will include two lacquered treatment rooms, painted to reflect Dior’s burgundy toile de Jouy pattern. Staff Author, Travel + Leisure, 8 Apr. 2023

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Word History


French, literally, cloth of Jouy, from Jouy-en-Josas, France

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toile de Jouy was in 1784

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“Toile de Jouy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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