We walked past the windows of Dolce & Gabbana in rue St Honore in Paris and we saw fabulous (in the absolute true sense of the word) goldwork embroidery on garments for men. Historically, male attire was highly embellished, especially with goldwork embroidery (also referred to as metal thread embroidery). I snapped the garments in the windows and then very bravely went in to photograph garments. I was allowed to photograph whatever I liked.
A note to the embroiderers who specialise in goldwork embroidery - the embroidery on these garments may not have met up with your expectations because there are 'imperfections' galore! Fashion embroidery is all about spectacle for the most part. It is very quickly worked - no time to be precious about the work. To the artisan embroiderer, not working to commission, she/he would ensure that every length of purl is cut to the right length and is sitting correctly. Not happening in this work!