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Evening dress

Designer:
Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region)
Date:
1937–39
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Z. E. Marguerite Pick, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.72.2a, b
Not on view
In a variety of materials, Grès gathers fabric asymmetrically in a fluid animation. In this instance, cloth is gathered at the left shoulder and hip with the result of what Harper's Bazaar described of Grès gowns of the time "these graceful dinner dresses."
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