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Madame Grès (French, 1903–1993)
Evening gown with peplum, silk jersey;
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^^^ The beauty!!! It hurts!!!! (Uh that's sooo dramatic, go figure )

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details on the exhibition , seems that its not in Paris...
i need to travel to Bourgon Jallieu.. i'll be glad to

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Horaires : Du mardi au dimanche de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h. Fermé les jours fériés.
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Fashion's Praxiteles of the day was Alix Barton, later known simply by her married name, Madame Grès. "For me Madame Grès was really it," says Ford, "the most 'goddess' of all designers."

Madame Grès was trained as a sculptor, and her iconic dresses, with their inimitable folds and pleats, were elaborate evocations of simple garments memorialized in stone—the stolas of the Romans, the chitons of ancient Greece. For six decades, their timeless elegance served as a foil to strong-minded style deities from Marlene Dietrich to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.


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very nice lena...there's a certain 'grecian' feel to many of the pieces you posted...perfect for a goddess such as yourself...

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glad you like her work and thank you for your comment softgrey

i promise, a last one from mme Gres (i couldnt resist)


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thanx Lena!
I was looking through the book from that Goddess exhibition at the Met and I loved the Madame Gres pieces, there was this one photo of her sitting and the bottom half of a model was next to her showing the back of a gown. It was stunning, simple except for the little bit of draping around the waist that hung down like a sash. I love how her pieces look as if they're carved, I mean, the draping looks too perfect to be real, you know what I mean? So beautiful, I'm actually working with an idea that takes a bit of influence from Madame Gres' use of drapery and classical dress.......

And again, great photos Lena...

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isnt that Goddess book amazing?

great inspiration for you (and me ) spike
and you are very welcome indeed

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Originally posted by Lena@Jun 17th, 2004 - 6:12 pm
isnt that Goddess book amazing?

great inspiration for you (and me ) spike
and you are very welcome indeed
I wanted to get it sooo badly, but I didn't have the cash on me at the time.

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There's a "Goddess" exhibit similar to the one at the Met going on at the moment at the ModeNatie Forum/Museum that houses Antwerp's academy. With the Olympics being at Athens,I think the entire world is fascinated by Grecian history.

Speaking of which,would she be Sophia Kokosalaki's spiritual guide?? Its remarkable how much these two-from completely different eras at that-have in common. Not the same,though. But they are the only ones I've seen,who have totally revolutionized,in completely modern proportions, the craft of grecian draping. And both are considered modernists,too.

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Originally posted by Lena@Jun 17th, 2004 - 7:12 pm
isnt that Goddess book amazing?

great inspiration for you (and me ) spike
and you are very welcome indeed
i that book.

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Originally posted by Lena@Jun 17th, 2004 - 6:32 pm
Evening gown, ca. 1965
Madame Grès (French, 1903–1993)
White silk jersey;
Gift of Mrs. Oscar de la Renta, 1994

they don't make em like this anymore!


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Originally posted by Scott@Jun 18th, 2004 - 1:51 am
There's a "Goddess" exhibit similar to the one at the Met going on at the moment at the ModeNatie Forum/Museum that houses Antwerp's academy.

i prefer to see an exhibit of mme Grès than the Goddess one scott (anyway i have the book so i dont care much)

taking of influences, it wasnt Sophia K. but Alexander McQ that came in mind

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Originally posted by Lena@Jun 17th, 2004 - 6:12 pm
adorable mme Grès

did marc jacobs use this for his last line?

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Originally posted by Lena@Jun 17th, 2004 - 6:37 pm
Evening gown, 1967–85
Madame Grès (French, 1903–1993)
Cream silk jersey;

i think shes incredible, one of my fave designers of all time
and i wont start comments on how MUCH she's been copied
(..or by whom )
oh. good catch lena. mcqueen for sure on this.


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