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Evening dress

Designer:
Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region)
Date:
1945
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Lillian T. Farley, 1967
Accession Number:
C.I.67.52.1
Not on view
A fullness that radiates from the neckline to underarm endows the gown with a sense of the fabric abundance. Grès balances profliate use of fabric with passages of minimalism to the effect of enchanging in a sweet-and-sour delight the feelings of both moderation and magnificence.
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