Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A big respect for Madame Grès

Ok, so before starting, I got a huge question : Why don't we learn about Grès when we start design schools? It should definitely be the first lesson! And we all could be way better fashion designers.

Madame Grès had the most amazing career in the fashion world, she was on the top from the 30's to the 80's!
She developped her totally unique and strong style, an incredible technic of pleats with designs that will never be out of trends. Something between antic Greece and minimalism... it is really pure at the first eye, then you come closer and it becomes extremly complex.

When I get out of the museum, I was deeply sad to see how the fashion world totally forgot her talent and how in two years, this fashion godess disapeared from all memories.
Now, I realised that she was THE woman of the 20th Century (I am sorry for Chanel, but that is true!).


  1. I hadn't heard about her, thank you for sharing!
    Beautiful gowns :)


  2. Howdy there! I want to post about Madame Grès too, because I just saw the huge exhibit at the Bourdelle museum the other day! Did you? It was quite amazing! I love the blog and lingerie, it's so interesting! Thanks for the IFB friend request, I accepted and I'm following your blog now :)

    Cheers, fellow Parisian :) (except I'm American, not French)
    --Megan//The Martian Tide

  3. obsessed with this post! these dresses are amazing, you have a great blog!


  4. These dresses are gorgeous.I am amazed at how modern they look and at how beautiful they are :)I'd love it if you liked to follow each other.Let me know:)

  5. Amazing dresses, love the way they flow. And the colors are amazing.
    Do you want to follow each other, I would love that.


  6. These pieces are stunning!! I especially love the colourful one. I am your newest follower =)

  7. She was a genius with her technique. I was lucky enough to learn about her in my fashion history class but yes everyone should know about her. I am one of your followers now, come by

  8. amazing dresses,specially the last dress in the left

  9. Am loving your blog. It's a breath of fresh air. Great content. Am now following you and look forward to your updates.
    Would love for you to take a look at my blog and if you like it, maybe follow.