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Evening dress

Designer:
Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region)
Date:
1978
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Dimensions:
(a) L. at center back 59 in. (149.8 cm) (b) L. at center front 29 in. (73.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Chessy Rayner, 1997
Accession Number:
1997.116.1a, b
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.
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