Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region)
(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
Not on view
A number of fashion designers have referenced the reduced scale of Artemis's himation, which was more like a Greek man's chlamys. Madame Grès took a square of velvet to knot at the shoulder but also to wrap around the waist as a sarong.