"Alexa Chung's Met Gala 2019 moment began months ago during a trip to London's Design Library. A jacquard jacket dating back to 1760s France planted a seed of inspiration for a delectable print that deserved to be shown off. Chung set to work reinterpreting the floral embroidery via her sketchbook, digitised her drawings and sent them to craftsmen in India. Hundreds of sequins were embroidered onto silk to achieve the designer's "Austen goes Disco" vision, while Chung, back in her De Beauvoir studio, started pondering a dress silhouette befitting the fabric and the Met Gala 2019 theme."
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Alexa Chung's reinterpretation of an 18th century design is a stunning example of how the Design Library of New York and London contributes to fashion today.