Exhibition: Bourdelle Museum in Paris till August 28, 2011
Madam Gres (1903-1993) originally wanted be a sculptor she found working with fabric was similar to stone. Her unique experience with stone and sculptures help her to create the first EVER draped dress; designed in 1934. Throughout the exhibition Madam Gres clothes are displayed in between sculptures which immediately show the similarities in the drapes of the sculpture stone and the dresses fabric.
1965 Cocktail dress - Viscose Jersey
Evening gown - Viscose Jersey
Day dress - Wool jersey
It so surprising when you think these dresses was made so long ago…they’re just old museum artefacts yet some could easily be worn today! The drapes give such movement and life to them and the brilliance of some of the colour (especially the orange dress) could walk straight out the museum and on to the red carpet.
Please click to enlarge the photos, the details of these dresses are amazing you DON'T want to miss out!