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  • Cocktail dress, ca. 1960
    Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, 1903–1993)
    Magenta silk
    Purchase, Gifts from various donors, 1993 (1993.190)

    Always sympathetic to the sari—its function to wrap and its propagation of bias as a consequence of spiraling drapery—Madame Grès was particularly influenced by her research sojourn in India in the 1950s.

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  • Cocktail dress, ca. 1960
    Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, 1903–1993)
    Magenta silk
    Purchase, Gifts from various donors, 1993 (1993.190)

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