Lurex is the registered brand name of The Lurex Company, Ltd. for a type of yarn with a metallic appearance. The yarn is made from synthetic film, onto which a metallic aluminium, silver, or gold layer has been vaporised. "Lurex" may also refer to cloth created with the yarn.
The Lurex CompanyEdit
Hugo Wolfram, father of mathematician Stephen Wolfram, served as Managing Director of the Lurex Company; he was also author of three novels.
Lurex in mediaEdit
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Lurex has been a popular material for movie and television costumes. For example, the bodysuit worn by actress Julie Newmar as Catwoman in the Batman TV series of the 1960s is constructed of black Lurex.
Referenced in AC/DC Song Rocker - ' Lurex socks, blue suede shoes, V8 car, and tattoos '