Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Every brand seems to get revived as of late, but the queen of the goddess gown, Madame Gres, is on the side lines waiting for a date.  I think some venture capitalist should bring her aesthetic back to life.  The only way to wear Madame Gres in the 21st century is to buy something vintage like this navy and sea blue peonies printed silk ensemble of flutter sleeve tunic with high slit and what I call a modesty skirt.  Simply lose the skirt and suddenly this tunic become a little kinky but need not be so if you add a pair of short shorts.  As an ensemble its a wee too conservative for my taste.  If you are looking for a NJB, wear this to a conservative Shabbat dinner and make plans when the last drop of Manishevitz has been relished for a rendez-vous with the cutest boy in the minion, drop the skirt, put on some wedges and let the slit do all the talking.

Madame Gres  peonies print navy ensemble, c. 1970s   Modern size 4 to 6

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