Threads of Power

“Threads of Power: Lace from the Textilmuseum St. Gallen offers a look at one of the world’s finest collections of historical lace. It traces the development of European lace from its emergence in the sixteenth century to the present, elucidating its important role in fashion. The book explores the longstanding connections between lace and status, addressing styles in lace worn at royal courts, including Habsburg Spain and Bourbon France, as well as lace worn by the elite ruling classes and Indigenous peoples in the Spanish Americas. Distributed for Bard Graduate Center.”

Fun fact: This is a New York Times best art book 2022!


Art directed by Laura Grey, I illustrated specific motifs from different lace images that were used as accent elements throughout the book. Here are a few images, more soon.

Freelance for Greystudio, NY.
Art Direction & Design:
Laura Grey | Illustration: Vaishnavi Kumar | Photography: Da Ping Luo