11.30.2005

The Corderoy Club--where was my invite?

So it's not really about New Haven or babies, but I couldn't resist posting a link about a truly dear friend from high school being mentioned in the New Yorker for her talk about the origins of the word corderoy.

"Betsy Franjola, the fabric manager for Karl Lagerfeld, delivered a history lesson, citing competing claims about the etymology of the word “corduroy”: one story has the term originating in seventeenth-century France (corde du roi: the king’s cloth), and another traces it to thirteenth-century Manchester, otherwise known as Cottonopolis."

Congrats Bets!

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