Evening Dress, Madame Grès, 1939 Kerry Taylor Auctions via Tumblr
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
Evening Dress, Madame Grès: ca. 1944, one-piece cut of silk jersey finely pleated. "...Madame Grès opened the fashion house Alix in 1934, but was forces to close it in 1939. In 1942 she opened a new house under her husband's "nom d'artiste", Grès. In the mid-1930s she became known for extravagantly arranged clothes made of silk jersey in the classical Greek style and with few visible seams..."
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Evening ensemble Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region) Date: late 1960s–mid-1980s
Stunning Madame Gres dove-grey silk jersey dress c, 1940's
Once upon a time, there was a lady wanting to be a sculptress. Luckily she became one of the most amazing fashion designer of all time: Alix Barton, who became MADAME GRÈS. As if all women were gre…