Why sparkly Lurex will always be the easiest fabric to wear for party season

For the love of Lurex: This Saint Laurent skirt and top appeared in Vogue in 1977 Credit: Arthur Elgort/Conde Nast via Getty Images
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It was in the fashion world that Lurex really found its following though. It was used in eveningwear as early as 1947, and had hit the mainstream by the early Sixties. When Julie Newmar slunk onto television screens as Catwoman in 1966, she wore a Lurex catsuit.