#ThrowbackFashion Evening dress and belt of fine jersey by Madame Grès, Paris, 1971

This evening dress is a replica of a 1955 design and was made especially for the Museum in 1971. Madame Grès trained as a sculptor and then turned to haute couture, becoming ‘Alix’, with premises in the Faubourg St Honoré in Paris. She re-opened at 1 rue de La Paix in 1941 as ‘Grès’. A house press release described Madame Grès’ personal manner of handling materials ‘almost without seams’, and how she ‘induced manufacturers to produce jersey in large widths and took part in their researches to apply these techniques’.

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#ThrowbackFashion Evening Ensemble, 1968 by Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region)

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ThrowbackFashion-Evening ensemble 1968 Madame Grès -Alix Barton-French- Paris 1903–1993 Var region

Evening ensemble
Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region)
Date: ca. 1968
Culture: French
Medium: silk
Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 27 1/2 in. (69.9 cm) Length at CB (b): 39 3/4 in. (101 cm)

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#ThrowbackFashion Afternoon dress Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region)

Here are some creative projects that inspire me in The Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Costume Institute’s Collection. You can see other projects on my Pinterest or on my #ThrowbackFashion.

ThrowbackFashion - Afternoon dress Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French Paris 1903–1993 Var region)

Afternoon dress Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region)
Date: 1937–39
Culture: French
Medium: silk
Dimensions: Length at CB: 47 1/2 in. (120.7 cm)

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