Alençon

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Alençon

(äläNsôN`), town (1990 pop. 31,139), capital of Orne dept., N France, in Normandy, on the Sarthe and Briante rivers. A commercial center in a fertile farm area, it is particularly noted for its fine lace work, an industry which dates from the 17th cent. The town also has spinning mills, printing plants, sawmills, and quarries. Alençon was heavily damaged in World War II. Among its surviving structures are Notre Dame Church, with windows and a porch from the 16th cent.; the Gothic St. Leonard's Church (completed in 1505); and the Ozé House (15th cent.).

alençon

[ə′len‚sän]
(textiles)
A type of point lace characterized by a fine mesh ground and a floral design that is outlined with heavy thread.
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The bride wore a couture trumpet-silhouette gown of French Alencon lace that featured a sweetheart neckline, tulle skirt, and scattered Alencon lace appliques.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a custom gown of ivory French Alencon lace over a Chantilly lace body and finished with lace-covered buttons extending to the end of the chapel-length train.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivoiy Jim Hjelm ball gown of tulle and Alencon lace, featuring a sleeveless bodice and sweetheart neckline overlaid with sheer lace and a deep V-back A lace-trimmed chapel-length train and two-tiered silk illusion veil completed the look The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of white, ivory, and blush garden and Vendela roses, lisianthus, stock, hydrangea, stephanotis, dusty miller, and seeded eucalyptus, all wrapped with bridal lace from the mothers of the bride and groom.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an Enzoani gown fashioned with a body of Alencon lace.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of Alencon lace featuring a scalloped V-neckline extending into a deep open back A jewel-encrusted belt encircled the natural waistline from which fell the A-line skirt trellised with lace sweeping into a chapel train.
The elegant dress featured a sweetheart neckline, a silver beaded band accent at the waist, beaded and embroidered French Alencon lace over silky satin, and a finishing of eyelash fringe.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory Monique Lhuillier gown featuring French Alencon lace over a Chantilly lining.
She wore a fingertip-length veil, accented with a hand-sewn border of Alencon lace and rhinestones.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a custom bridal ball gown by Lazaro featuring ivory organza, a sheer Alencon lace bodice with organza petal accent, and a platinum jeweled ribbon belt at the natural waistline.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown by Marisa of re-embroidered Alencon lace with a sweetheart neckline, dosed with covered buttons.
The torino taffeta and tulle gown featured a lace bodice with a scalloped sweetheart neckline and full pick up skirt with Alencon lace appliques.