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Cocktail dress

Designer:
Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region)
Date:
ca. 1960
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gifts from Various Donors, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.190
Not on view
Always interested in the non-tailored options of Eastern dress, Grès was especially inspired by Indian dress in the 1950s. In this evening dress, she fits and wraps a sari over the underbodice. The fabrication is of two worlds, combining the planar and untailored concept of the sari with a retention of Western dressmaking. Like her caftans, adroitly draped to cleave to the body, the sari is an accommodated convention for Grès.
Marking: [label] "Grès/1, Rue de la Paix - Paris"
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