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1903-1994 Madame Grès
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Born Germaine Krebs in 1903, Madame Gres was one of the legends of Paris fashion. Although her death in 1994 passed largely unnoticed, in her day, her haute couture was considered the equal of her contemporaries Chanel and Dior. Since 1998, the label has been owned by Japanese group Yagi Tsuho, but while it has grown across Japan, Gres has remained little-known in the rest of the world.

Last year, however, ex-pat Japanese designer Koji Tatsuno was appointed Gres's design director and his first collection(AW 2004) has been unveiled at the refurbished shop on the rue-Saint Honore, making a renaissance for the label. Tatsuno's collectin for Gres is heavily influenced by origami and draws inspiration from ancient textiles, a nod to Tatsuno's early work in London when he made shirts from antique kimonos. Madame Gres would approve-the kimono was a great inspiration of her own work.
Sorry no visuals can't find some!

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thanks igni, I have some Gres photos but no time to post right now, it will be soon though

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Her stuff is amazing hopefuly it will do justice.

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the original madame
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Dress, 1940
Madame Grès (French, 1903–1993)
Evening gown with peplum, silk jersey; 7 7/16 x 9 7/16 in. (18.9 x 23.9 cm)
Photograph: George Platt Lynes (American, 1907–1955), gelatin silver print, 1940
Permission courtesy of George P. Lynes, II, Executor, Estate of George Platt Lynes
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1941
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Evening coat, 1935
Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, 1903–1993)
White silk brocade with polychrome birds and polychrome striped silk
Gift of Mrs. Harrison Williams, Lady Mendl, and Mrs. Ector Munn, 1946 (C.I.46.4.19a,b)
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beautiful anna! thanks for posting . i wish i could see more of her work, i read an article on her in some old bazaar but never found anything really helpful on the internet.

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Evening gown, 1958
Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, 1903–1993)
White silk jersey
Gift of Mrs. Leon L. Roos, 1973
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you're very welcome, mullet
it's really disappointing that there are not many good articles or biographies on 'classic' designers in the web....
or they're hard to come by....?

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Dinner Jacket, 1939
Alix (Madame Grès) (French, 1903–1993)
Orange silk velvet
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 2002
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Evening gown, 1978
Madame Grès (French, 1903–1993)
Green silk jersey and green silk velvet; (a) L. at center back 59 in. (149.8 cm), (b) L. at center front 29 in. (73.7 cm)
Gift of Chessy Rayner, 1997
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thanks for reviving this anna and for the pics
here is a related link with more photos

ooops > here is the link
http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...highlight=Gres


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you're welcome lena
but i can't see a link

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great pics, anna!
thanks for posting them.

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Very nice picture anna... does anyone have more news on the article, Gres with Tatsuno as the designer?

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does anyone have more news on the article, Gres with Tatsuno as the designer?
try tFS search seraphelle
there is some collection topic maybe from 04 or something..

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