Broderie Anglaise is a traditional English needlework technique dating from the 1800s. Originally the small holes or eyelets were cut out then overcast with button hole stitches.
Marc Jacobs made it bigger and bolder than ever before. I just needed an excuse to post these gorgeous images from the LV Ready to Wear, Spring/Summer 2012 collection.
Womans' Hour (BBC Radio 4) interviewed art historian Angela Thompson and fashion reporter Patrick Swan about the current resurgence back in 2002, just goes to show it's never out of style.