Wednesday, April 13

Madame Grès exhibit





It's draping dreams are made of ladies, Madame Grès a formally trained scupltress turned dress designer in 1940s Paris. Her dresses are so utterly timeless and sophisticated, I feel like modern designers are pulling from her work still today in a major way. Madame Grès, La Couture à L’Oeuvre is the 1st retrospective in Paris of the work of this visionary couturier, which is sort of astounding to me, the first!? She was one of the first designers to cut fabric on the bias for land's sakes! Anyone want to go to France with me and bask in the glory of this exhibit?

15 comments:

lovelilac said...

Reminds me of Madeleine Vionnet- wish I could go to Paris and see this!

Bess Georgette said...

Oh how I wish I could go and see this exhibit!
It would be just stunning. *sigh*

Linh said...

These are breathtaking...(double sigh)...

abigail said...

this is why it rocks to be a lady ; )

Alexis E. said...

Gosh, I would love to go to France. What a romantic country and even more romantic dresses!

Malayka said...

Oh how beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

Malayka said...

I just googled her and wow she looked so elegant even in her old age with her beautiful turban all the time. How inspiring.

The Vintage Mistress said...

A draped dress is one of the most elegant and comfortable pieces to wear!

feH said...

These dresses are so lovely! :)

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Pink Princess said...

Can't wait to see this exhibit!!

reverienotes said...

stunning images. So glamorous, I wish so much that it was common place for woman to wear floor length dresses for day to day wear. Thank you for sharing.

The Treasure Chest said...
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The Treasure Chest said...

Me! Me!!! I'll go!!! I took courses in draping, and the work she did still blows my mind. It would take me a year to make just one of her dresses!

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the16thbar.com said...

These photos are absolutely breathtaking. I just came across your blog through twitter and wow. I love the real vintage couture elegance it holds. I cannot wait to read more and see what else you'll be unleashing for us readers in the future. :)

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