This collection is made exclusively for the Palace of Versailles, entirely by hand in metallic silk and polyester thread, crystals and fine stones.
Frivolity originated in Europe under the name "knotting". The origin seems to be proven in the 16th century but is undetermined from a geographical point of view. In the 18th century, frivolity was an art appreciated by the aristocracy, and it was part of the education of well-born girls.
It is a lace technique, traditionally performed with one or two shuttles; they hold the cotton or silk thread, allow it to unroll, and prevent it from spinning. The works are made up of a series of knots, arranged in such a way as to form a pattern.
The knots are made in two parts, and are sometimes separated by "picots", which make the works more attractive.
This art has not been lost: Lorina Balteanu discovered it in 2006, and had the idea of incorporating glass beads and fine stones, transforming lace into a refined and elegant jewel.