Madame Alix Gres, the mid-20th-Century couturier, was peerless for enrobing a woman with the timeless, enticing allure of a Greek goddess.--CH

The Rise and Fall of Mme Gres

Madame Alix Gres, the mid-20th-Century couturier, was peerless for enrobing a woman with the timeless, enticing allure of a Greek goddess.--CH

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

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

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

madame gres-- the perfect red-orange

madame gres-- the perfect red-orange

Madame Grès (Alix Barton) 1965-67

Madame Grès (Alix Barton) 1965-67

Evening Dress by Grès. Photo by Phillipe Pottier, 1950.

Evening Dress by Grès. Photo by Phillipe Pottier, 1950.

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 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

Another dress by Madam Gres....

Madame Grès

Another dress by Madam Gres....

Мадам Гре. Скульптор высокой моды - Ярмарка Мастеров - ручная работа, handmade

Мадам Гре. Скульптор высокой моды

Мадам Гре. Скульптор высокой моды - Ярмарка Мастеров - ручная работа, handmade

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