damask |ˈdaməsk|noun1 a figured woven fabric with a pattern visible on both sides, typically used for table linen and upholstery.• a tablecloth made of this material.2 short for damask rose .3 (also damask steel) historical another term for Damascus steel .adjectivemade of or resembling damask : the satinlike finish of these damask napkins.• poetic/literary having the velvety pink or light red color of a damask rose.verb [ trans. ]weave with figured designs.• poetic/literary decorate with or as if with a variegated pattern.ORIGIN late Middle English : from Damaske, early form of the name of Damascus, where the fabric was first produced.
Marc Jacobs' damask fabric dresses:
Karen Walker damask fabric dresses:
Sophie Theallet wore lots of damask fabric on her latest collection: