- n a decoration or adornment on a garment
- They were turbaned, feathered, booted, shawled, cinched, tasseled and encrusted from head to foot in braid, beads, rickrack and passementerie.
- Born on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the son of a man "who, when people were doing passementerie, he handled fringe," Billy made the high-school track team by learning to jump .
- Catherine Malandrino in International Herald Tribune
I am very plugged into the Russian community here, women who were born and raised with handcraft,Malandrino said. "I use passementerie, which is hand-crocheted by Russian women, and I am sure this is a technique that I would not have...