I was reading this really interesting Vanity Fair article the other day, all about Couture and the fear that it will die out. I find the golden age of Couture fascinating, and amongst the familiar names, Chanel and Dior, came one I had never heard of before - Madame Gres.
Originally trained as a sculptor she moved into fashion and designed beautiful fitting clothes.
'Grés' draped and pleated silk jerseys flattered the body with the minimalist and rationalist radicalism of 1930s design, but provided a classical serenity as well.
Never was a Grés garment, whether revealing or concealing, less than enchanting. The slight asymmetry of a wrap determined by one dart, the fall of a suit button to a seaming line, or the wrap of a draped dress to a torque of shaping through the torso, was an invention and an enchantment in Grés' inventive sculptural vocabulary.'' - *
As can be seen by these beautiful illustrations:
All image credits found on my Pinterest
I especially love the second dress-coat, If only I could recreate such a garment:)
Hope you are all having a fun week and Happy Wednesday to all!!