A daily fashion blog by Decades Inc., the premier destination for pre-loved luxury vintage and modern designer clothing and accessories.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Hautest of the Haute
If craftsmanship is a good reason to buy vintage, rarity is an added bonus. Why not get both with a sumptous creation by Madame Grés, arguably the greatest of the now-defunct Parisian couturiers? Madame Grés was a master of the craft who perfected the art of draping and pleating in the course of her celebrated career. The black gown pictured below features pleated jersey in a diagonal checkerboard pattern across the bust (it's a feat that took our tailor weeks to restore). The coral dress beneath it suits a woman who favor more color but demands the same attention to detail--this piece employs clever pleating across the straps and along the hem. Madame Grés is seriously collectable, and we suggest that you strike while the iron is hot!
Madame Grés Haute Couture Black Diagonally-Pleated Jersey Gown, c. 1950s. Fits a contemporary size 6 to 8.
Madame Grés Haute Couture Coral Crepe Silk Pleated Gown, c. 1955. Fits a contemporary size 2 to 4.
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