trompe l’oeil means: Fashion has borrowed trompe l’oeil, an art technique whereby a designer creates optical illusions by changing perspective, dimensions, or placing objects. This method can be used to alter the shape of a garment, or add layers, belts, and collars, from haute couture to high-end fashion. Elsa Schiaparelli, a 1927 designer who woven a collar into her sweater, was the first to popularize this method. (in Fashion Dictionary)

What else does trompe l’oeil mean?

This style of painting is meant to create a convincing illusion that reality exists. (in Merlin Dictionary)

This style is used to create a painting or an effect. (in Merlin Dictionary)