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n. (context sewing English) A silk organza, a lightweight fabric with a plain weave


Gazar (also gazaar) is a silk or wool plain weave fabric made with high-twist double yarns woven as one. Gazar has a crisp hand and a smooth texture.

Silk gazar is much used in bridal and evening fashion due to its ability to hold its shape. Gazar was developed by the Swiss textile firm Alexander in collaboration with Basque couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, who featured silk gazar in his collections of 1960–68. Balenciaga's mastery of this gleaming, lightweight fabric with its "claylike" ability to hold its shape was exemplified by the trapezoid wedding gowns in his collections of 1967 and 1968.

Usage examples of "gazar".

It was gazar, a fine weave of silken threads, a product of the ethereal world of Mimos.

A new calendar, proposed by Tiam of Gazar, was established to date from the end of the Trolloc Wars to celebrate the freedom from the Trolloc threat.

Had Gazar not made an issue of it, Jennifer would have taken him at his word.

Thinking of Gazar, Jennifer knew that was, if anything, an understatement.

She isn't wearing the Karl Lagerfeld suit I expected, but she looks pretty decent anyway: a silk gazar blouse with rhinestone cuff links by Louis Dell'Olio and a pair of embroidered velvet pants from Saks, crystal earrings by Wendy Gell for Anne Klein and gold sling‑.