Judging from the last few weeks, we're on a printed fabric kick and today's fabric is no exception. Toile de Jouy Toile de Jouy is a fabric print style in imitation of mid- to late- 18th century prints made by Christophe Philippe Oberkampf, a German, in the town of Jouy, near Paris. (Of course, it is also the name of Oberkampf's original prints.) Toile is a French word for cloth; the fabric most often features late 18th century bucolic scenes, usually with people, trees and flowers. The manufactory at Jouy in 1807, by JB Huet/ Musée de la Toile de Jouy Typically the print is in fairly large scale, using one dark shade on white or off-white. It is printed on plain weave cotton or cotton blends of a substantial weight, although the style of print can be found on silk, linen or manufactured fibers. Uses: Household decorating, not so commonly for accessories and apparel. This is a fragment of c. 1780s chinoiserie-scene toile made by Oberkampf, from the V&A. The original prints were made with copper plates and could be exceptionally detailed. The scenes occasionally featured the latest inventions. Another theme was Greek mythology. This is a Banyan, made in 1830, in the V&A's collection When it comes to the fashion we run across, I have seen a number of items dating from the 1950s to early 60s that featured this style of print. This dress from my archives is labeled Jonathan Logan. Vivienne Westwood created a T de J dress with pannier in 1996. This dress got extremely popular when Dita von Teese took it out for a spin at Viva las Vegas. The bucolic nature of the scenes often depicted must have appealed to Jessica McClintock too. Here's a 1970s Gunne Sax dress. (Credit: dearlyvintage.com) What toile de Jouy-print clothes and accessories have you come across?