Evening ensemble Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region) Date: late 1960s–mid-1980s

Evening ensemble Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region) Date: late 1960s–mid-1980s

Madame Grès

One day I'm going to have to learn how to sew so I can make dresses like this.

Madame Grès One day I'm going to have to learn how to sew so I can make dresses like this.

Evening Dress, Madame Grès, 1939 Kerry Taylor Auctions via Tumblr

Evening Dress, Madame Grès, 1939 Kerry Taylor Auctions via Tumblr

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Madame Grès at the Musée Bourdelle - "For a dress to survive from one era to the next, it must be marked with an extreme purity." ~ Madame Grès "Her favorite fabric was silk jersey, and a single dress could take from 13 to 21 meters. Her talent for pleating could reduce 9 feet of fabric into a mere 2.8 inches." http://www.thefashionhistorian.com/2011/08/madame-gres.html

Madame Grès at the Musée Bourdelle - "For a dress to survive from one era to the next, it must be marked with an extreme purity." ~ Madame Grès "Her favorite fabric was silk jersey, and a single dress could take from 13 to 21 meters. Her talent for pleating could reduce 9 feet of fabric into a mere 2.8 inches." http://www.thefashionhistorian.com/2011/08/madame-gres.html

A closeup shot of a 1950 afternoon dress by Madame Grés shows painstaking gathers at the hip that flare into perfect, flattering pleats. The...

A closeup shot of a 1950 afternoon dress by Madame Grés shows painstaking gathers at the hip that flare into perfect, flattering pleats. The...

Yes! That's what I love to see. Something new! Minimalistic and simple. Great cut. Somehow it makes me think of the emancipation of the modern woman

Yes! That's what I love to see. Something new! Minimalistic and simple. Great cut. Somehow it makes me think of the emancipation of the modern woman

Madame Gres designer - Google Search

Revealing Madame Grès

Madame Gres designer - Google Search

Madame Grès exhibition at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris

Madame Grès exhibition at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris

Madame Gres Evening dress, Stoneware | Palais Galliera | Fashion Museum of the City of Paris

Robe du soir, Grès

Madame Gres Evening dress, Stoneware | Palais Galliera | Fashion Museum of the City of Paris

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