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Suit

Designer:
Attributed to Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region)
Date:
1963–67
Culture:
French
Medium:
wool
Credit Line:
Gift of Anne Helen Hess, in memory of Audrey S. Hess, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.79.2a, b
Not on view
Grès employs double-faced wool like a reversible shell. The joinings are finished in a clean welt with no seam allowance because the two faces of the fabric are split open and stitched together to a self-finished edge. The unseen interior is as beautifully finished as the exterior: other than the placement of the label, the suit could literally be reversed.
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