Thursday, July 07, 2011


Our darling Cameron is currently in Paris attending the Haute Couture shows. As you might have followed him via Huffington Post Blog, Cameron has been keeping us up to date with the latest from all the major couture runway shows. One of his Paris stops, Cameron visited the Madame Grès, La Couture à L’Oeuvre'. The exhibit is the 1st retrospective in Paris of the work of this visionary couturier, an amazing exhibition organized by the Musée Galliera, and showcased at Musée Bourdelle. Madame Grès was a sculptor and she applied the same philosophy working with fabric as she did with stone. Mainly famous for her use of jersey and draping (thanks to her incredible technique a width of jersey of 280 cm would end up as only just 7cm wide !), Madame Grès symbolizes the very essence of couture, the rigor of minimalism.
And here we have one of Madame Grès creations, this magnificent garden green yarn-dyed taffeta, with a straight side-split skirt underneath a layer of ruched tier. The gown comes with a cape which is entirely detachable giving the dress an entire second look. It is the prefect dress for a gala, red carpet or a royal wedding.

GRÈS taffeta gown with detachable cape in garden green and matching shoes size 40, c. late 50's. Modern size 6 to 8.

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