Friday, November 21, 2008

A Gres A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Please note that we don't guarantee that it will keep the doctor away. In fact, you might get heart palpitations when you see these two incredible Madame Gres dresses that we recently acquired!

Madame Gres's classically inspired sculpted and pleated Grecian gowns are well known and very coveted. This heavy brown silk one-shouldered gown has a refined cut-out on the side of the body which is also characteristic of her work. The geometric pattern follows the body. Starting from the shoulder are three pieces that curve around the back. One piece is continuous from the shoulder becoming a belt that ties at the side.

This might sound a little complicated - geometry for a woman's body might make you wonder if you will be lost under squares and circles. But it is exactly the way that Madame Gres cut and draped the fabric that allows it to mold and sit close to the body. The cut-out on the side that reveals a bit of the waist and the lower back is erotic but not vulgar. Simply by putting on this gown you stand taller, feel a sexy elegance and if you suddenly imagine that you are on Mount Olympus under the watchful eye of Zeus surrounded by Muses and Nymphs we won't be the one to bring you back to earth!

Tomorrow we will post our second Madame Gres ensemble.

Late 1960s one-shoulder Madame Gres deep brown silk gown. Size 6.

For more information about this item please email or call (212) 581 7273

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