from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for a yarn made of plastic-coated aluminum filaments.


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  • A Lurex sweater over a dress says: "I'm going out but not all out."

    Party frocks are failing us

  • In New York, the looks ranged from a sparkly Lurex hoodie at Marc Jacobs , to asymmetrical hoods attached to sport coats at Rag & Bone, to a leather hoodie at upscale menswear designer Simon Spurr .

    High Fashion Sees Something New in the Hood

  • Here, a Lurex hoodie from Marc Jacobs's runway show in New York.

    Hoods are High Style

  • Diana Vreeland decorated her 1955 apartment to look like "a garden in hell"; in 2011 Katrantzou morphed images of Vreeland's apartment into a collection of Lurex knits – clothes that appear even wilder when you see them against today's Céline-led landscape of clean lines, camel, "good taste".

    Prints and the revolution: fashion designer Mary Katrantzou

  • A number of labels showed flashy pieces that looked like eveningwear, in shiny Lurex, sequins, metallic paillettes and crushed velvet, but paired them — sometimes incongruously — with down-to-earth daywear.

    Glamour Amid the Gloom

  • The haute designer will launch a collection for Target April 25 that will include a stretchy gold Lurex halter dress for $49.99 or about 1/40th of his typical runway-line prices.

    'Mom, I'll Make a Profit Soon'

  • A note of caution: If you want a padded, white and Lurex onesy with a fox-fur collar, you should go elsewhere.

    The Whole Ski Kit and Kaboodle

  • Choose ONE shiny garment, perhaps a sweater with a little Lurex thread in the knit, and add ONE shiny accessory.

    Oh No She Didn’t

  • While others offered Lurex waistcoats and aloha-print bra tops (in sizes that only models can manage), Allard once again offered the classic and practical.

    Good Girls, Bad Girls

  • Lurex, embroideries and a T-accessory made of glittering stones are the ingredients of this delicious-cocktail.

    Fall Bra Fashions | Impact Lab


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