Jacquard fabric is known for its intricate patterns woven into the fabric rather than printed, dyed, or embroidered on it. The name comes from Joseph Marie Jacquard, who invented a type of loom in 1804 that made such weaving possible. Jacquard looms allow for the creation of complex, detailed designs ranging from florals and geometrics to damask and brocade. The versatile nature of Jacquard fabric makes it popular in various applications, including upholstery, curtains, and especially in fashion for dresses, skirts, and jackets. The rich texture and elevated appearance of Jacquard fabrics make them a favored choice for formal and luxury garments.