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Friday, February 1, 2008
Gres is the new black
Last night was the opening of the really beautiful Madame Gres exhibit at the Museum of FIT. There are stunning hand pleated goddess gowns and a particular favorite was the 1972 navy silk jersey dress that had belonged to Mica Ertegun. We definitely recommend a trip to FIT and the accompanying book to the exhibit. We also recommend another 1970s Madame Gres dress that we have at RARE vintage. The deceptively simple sheath is a pristine example of Gres' technique and imagination. Made of bands of heavy crepe pieced together and ending in a line of cutouts baring the side of the body. Very sexy. Very Gres. Very RARE. Size 4/6.