Madame Grès

sculptural fashion
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Accompanies an exhibition at the MoMu Fashion Museum, Province of Antwerp from September- February 2013. A remarkable couturier, with a career spanning half a century, Madame Alix Grès (1903-1993) was known for using delicate pleats which turned ordinary fabric into Grecian-style. This is the first monograph of her extraordinary work. Madame Grès launched her design house under the name Grès in Paris in 1942. Formally trained as a sculptress, she produced haute couture designs for an array of fashionable women, including the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Dolores del Rio. Her signature was cut-outs on gowns that made exposed skin part of the design, yet still had a classical, sophisticated feel. She was renowned for being the last of the haute couture houses to establish a ready-to-wear line.

Other titlesSculptural fashion
ContributionsGrumbach, Didier, Modemuseum Provincie Antwerpen
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTT505.G7513 M33 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination216 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27144592M
ISBN 109491376276
ISBN 139789491376276
OCLC/WorldCa817539797

"Madame Grès is a timely and welcome trove coinciding with an exhibition at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology Mears brings to her subject a genuine appreciation Madame Grès book the engineering that formed the basis of Grès's innovation and for her tenacious, obsessive pursuit of custom techniques that were inherently uncommercial, severely curtailing the expansion of her business.

Undeniably Grès's drapé is a supreme cipher; it owes its imputed mystery to the elements of voluptuous excitability, pensive sensuality, and repressed eroticism. It is a perfect neoclassicism.

[This book was originally published in and has gone out of print. This edition is a print-on-demand version of the original book.]Reviews: 1. Madame Grès and her work are very much an afterthought.

The book is about the size of a hardback novel. This is far smaller The title of the book may be “Madame Grès: Sculptural Fashion,” but a more accurate title would be “Empty White Pages With The Occasional Tiny Photo.”/5.

Mears pieces together some of the details of Madame Gres's life and undertakes an analysis of her couture.

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I have two complaints about this book-- 1. it's hard to actually read because the type face is a dark grey that dissolves on the page and the font itself is small and densley set (it seems weird that they left the top inches of the /5.

Madame Grès book Grès: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 13th September to 27th November Richard Harrison Martin, Harold Koda Metropolitan Museum of Art, - Clothing and dress - 24 pages. According to Patricia Mears’ exceptional book, Madame Grès: Sphinx of Fashion, Grès would often alter her date of birth (depending on who was interviewing her) and she changed her name several times during her career, making it difficult to pinpoint her origins.

Laurence Benaïm, a journalist for the French newspaper Le Monde, was the first. Madame GRÈS 5. 14/08/12 Table of Contents. 6— Foreword Didier Grumbach. 12— Introduction Kaat Debo & Olivier Saillard. 24— Madame Grès.

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Madame Grès. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Martin, Richard. American Ingenuity: Sportswear. Madame Grès () was a remarkable couturier in the 20th century, known for using delicate pleats which turned ordinary fabric into Greek sculpture. On display at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris.

Grès was born Germaine Krebs in Paris in She originally wanted to be a sculptor, but was unsuccessful. To elect to devote an exhibition at The Costume Institute to the work of and individual living designer is a significant decision. Yet we have chosen to do so unequivocally for Madame Grès.

We tender our hightest esteem for this designer of exceptional vision, whose work is untrammeled by commerce or compromise. She has fulfilled the highest objectives of art for the majority of this century. EnMadame enloquece a la prensa con su regreso a la capital francesa, y aunque la devastación se había apoderado de su país, Gres llega renovada y lista para revitalizar la moda francesa.

Ese mismo año funda junto a Lucien Lelong (director de la Cámara Sindical de Costura) la Maison de Couture Grès. Madame Gres launched her design house under the name Gres in Paris in Formally trained as a sculptress, she produced haute couture designs for an array of fashionable women, including the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Reviews: 3.

While the classically inspired Grecian gown designed by Madame Alix Gres is widely recognized and admired, little else of the brilliant couturier s life or work has received close attention. This book, by far the most detailed study yet published on this influential fashion designer, carefully analyzes Madame Gres innovative construction.

While the classically inspired Grecian gown designed by Madame Alix Gres is widely recognized and admired, little else of the brilliant couturier's life or work has received close attention.

This book, by far the most detailed study yet published on this influential fashion designer, carefully analyzes Madame Gres innovative construction techniques and connects her designs to the art styles. Madame Grès was known to have inspired Cristobal Balenciaga to open his own house in Paris.

She had refused to hire him when approached as she thought him too talented to work for someone else. Silk jersey dress,   The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a variety of books on fashion, the best part is they are free to download.

The subjects vary from memoirs to documentaries, from design inspirations to history. Madame Grès by Richard Martin and Harold Koda: This book celebrates a designer with exceptional vision who gave the fashion world, drapé or draped.

This week we’re thrilled to share curatorial insight on Halston and Madame Grès, from co-curator + MFIT deputy director Patricia Mears. For more information on the two designers, check out the essays in the book Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s, as well as Patricia’s book Madame Grès: Sphinx of more from Patricia in our full list of past publications.

Madame Grès, the French couturier who was a formally trained sculptor, was not like other Parisian haute couture meticulous pleats and folds, she created dresses that mimicked the softly draped gowns carved in stone in ancient Greco-Roman sculpture.

In Madame Grès opened her Fashion House in the fashionable address of l rue de la Paix. Her husband Serge Czere Fkov signed his paintings “Grès”. Using this name she was established. In Paris became occupied, so difficult times were ahead for her.

Causing a storm with the Germans Mme. Grès showed her first fashion collection in the patriotic colours of France – red, white. This book, by far the most detailed study yet published on this influential fashion designer, carefully analyzes Madame Gres' innovative construction techniques and connects her designs to the art styles and movements that inspired and informed her usly illustrated with images of fabulous clothes designed by Madame Gres, the.

(February 1 – April 10) “ Madame Grès: Sphynx of Fashion ”, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC; Curator: Patricia Mears. An accompanying commemorative book was produced with the same name.

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Exhibition: Madame Grés, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Awards: Named Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, ; Dé d'Or award, ; New York University Creative Leadership in.

The creations "Evening dresses, Spring-Summer " by French fashion designer Madame Gres () are displayed during the exhibition "Madame Gres, Couture at Work" at the Bourdelle Museum in.

From the emblematic designs of Madame Grès to Isadora Duncan's dance costumes and the avant-garde gowns of Yves Saint Laurent, the Greco-Roman classical tradition of dress has clearly inspired and influenced the worlds of art and fashion.

This beautifully illustrated book explores the continually evolving influence of classical dress through the ages, presenting a historical survey of this 3/5(1). Madame Gres was haute couture's sphinx; a silent, dignified and seemingly asexual creature who held within her the secret of techniques of an art which stretched back to antiquity.

Madame Grès died in in her house in the South of France, but her death was not announced until a year later, on Decem in Le Monde. Designer Gres has 58 perfumes in our fragrance base. Gres is an old perfume house. The earliest edition was created in and the newest is from   How many books do we need about Madame Gres.

No more, now that we have Madame Gres: Sculptural Fashion by Olivier Saillard (Hannibal). The catalogue of the exhibition of her work presented at the Musee Bourdelle in Paris by the Palais Galleria, and later by MoMu in Antwerp, captures the feeling of the exhibition in which clothes by Gres were placed in and among the.

Patricia Mears’s ‘Madame Grès: Sphinx of Fashion” (Yale University Press) is a timely and welcome trove coinciding with an exhibition at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Madame Grès. K likes. La page officielle. Madame Alix Gres () was actually born Germaine Emilie Krebs in Paris. She began as a sculptor, but never had a fruitful career.

Frustrated, she began to design toiles for a design house in Paris. That’s when she decided to try her hand at fashion design. Madame Grès: Sphinx of Fashion Add to My Reading List; Patricia Mears. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, English.

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The book explores Kahn’s life and work, offering a unique take on one of the twentieth century’s most. Madame Gres by Gres is a Oriental Floral fragrance for Gres was launched in The nose behind this fragrance is Sidonie Lancesseur. Top notes are Pineapple, Cardamom and Grapefruit; middle notes are Magnolia, Peony and Freesia; base notes are Sandalwood, Patchouli, Vanilla and Leather/5(61).- By it's very nature, fashion is derivative.

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