Madame Grès (Alix Barton) 1965-67

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

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

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

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Stunning Grecian style gown! Madame Gres, 1952 Women's vintage fashion photography designer clothing

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madame gres exhibition - Google Search

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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."

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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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Madame Grès, the legendary creator of the sensual austerity of a draped dress, died in obscurity more than 17 years ago. Madame Grès with one of her designs circa 1946.

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Madame Grès jacket ca. 1939 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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