Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Gres A Day Keeps The Doctor Away Part Two

This ensemble brilliantly and beautifully shows Madame Gres's unique vision and her draping skills.

The inky blue silk top that references a cape drapes over the shoulders and ties in the back. In yesterday's post we wrote about how Madame Gres's clothing sits close to the body and this little cape/top does that by exquisite seaming that curves around the shoulders so it sits perfectly on the shoulders. Underneath the top is a dress with a simple bodice and a very full silk skirt with arsenic green, navy and terracotta stripes. The skirt's fullness is softly anchored to the bodice by Madame Gres's classical pleating.

RARE vintage is an enormous admirer of Madame Gres's ability to really truly create innovative designs. There is a seductive quality to her clothing. The glimpse of the back under the silk sash is very erotic. And, most impressively, her creations were wearable, flattering and beautiful which, at the end of the day, is what we all want.

FYI: Gres today, Halston tomorrow!

1970s Madame Gres silk ensemble. Size 8.

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