I have a confession to make: I don't really like wine. I've tried, I promise, all types, and just 'drinking through the taste' trying to find why it's so appealing to others- I really can't get it. At most I'll finish one glass, but it's really tough. I think I have to come to terms with the fact that I'm missing out gastronomically, maybe my tastebuds will refine. Until then I will be content to drink fruit juice (as long as I'm allowed to drink it out of a wineglass.) There is something classically beautiful about a well made wineglass, and the new varieties of stemless ones are stunning! It's really irritating when a restaurant won't let you drink out of the wineglass, it's one kind of glassware or another, and i'm not going to miss out on beautiful design just because my tastebuds are low-tech!
Today's dress has a silver 'hoop' in the outline of a stemless wineglass, to which a white (synthetic) material is affixed. over the white, synthetic black threads are bound around the bodice, and then zigzagged down the front of the skirt part of the dress. another clear fabric is fitted over that layer, and they are fused together on a mannequin specifically designed to be warm, and therefore ensure even warmth and shrinkage.
(NB: this technique was made up for this dress, and may or may be physically possible... Oh well!)