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Madame Grés

Patricia Mears

Madame Grés

the sphinx of fashion

by Patricia Mears

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven [Conn.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grès, Alix, -- 1903-1993,
  • Fashion design -- France -- History -- 20th century,
  • Women fashion designers -- France -- History -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPatricia Mears.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTT507 .M39 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 172 p. :
    Number of Pages172
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23242340M
    ISBN 100300136927
    ISBN 109780300136920
    LC Control Number2007031687

    This week we’re thrilled to share curatorial insight on Halston and Madame Grès, from co-curator + MFIT deputy director Patricia Mears. For more information on the two designers, check out the essays in the book Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s, as well as Patricia’s book Madame Grès: Sphinx of more from Patricia in our full list of past publications. Exhibition: Madame Grés, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Awards: Named Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, ; Dé d'Or award, ; New York University Creative Leadership in the Arts award,

    Madame Gres' salon, the piano nobile of the north-east corner building of the Place Vendome, was unique. A modest brass plate indicated its presence . Get this from a library! Madame Grés: the sphinx of fashion. [Patricia Mears] -- While Madame Grès' classically inspired 'Grecian' gown is widely recognized, little else of the couturier's life or work has received close attention. This text analyzes Madame Grès' innovative.

      Read or Download Now ?book=PDF Download Madame Gres Read Full Ebook. Madame Gres is probably best suited to women over twenty five but qualifies as a good day time perfume. Others have commented on a resemblance to Miss Dior, but if I had to compare it to that of a well known house I'd veer towards Chanel's 'Allure'. 04 th October,


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I read about the Madame Gres exhibit at the NY Fashion Institute of Technology in the New York Times recently. Upon finishing the lengthy article I raced over to my laptop and was excited to order this book. For those who love,crave and have to surround yourself with beautiful visual images this is the book for you.5/5(7).

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Madame Alix Gres, a.k.a. "The Sphinx of Fashion" due to her solitary and quizzical nature and a.k.a. "The Abbess in a Mercedes" was a gifted couturiere who's specialty was sculptural draping in a s Although I didn't have the chance to finish this great biography, I did get to take a gander at its lovely images and read the intro/5.

"Madame Grès is a timely and welcome trove coinciding with an exhibition at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology Mears brings to her subject a genuine appreciation for the engineering that formed the basis of Grès's innovation and for her tenacious, obsessive pursuit of custom techniques that were inherently uncommercial, severely curtailing.

Madame Grès and her work are very much an afterthought. The book is about the size of a hardback novel. This is far smaller than The title of the book may be “Madame Grès: Sculptural Fashion,” but a more accurate title would be “Empty White Pages With /5. MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive book and online publishing program with close to titles published from to the present.

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According to Patricia Mears’ exceptional book, Madame Grès: Sphinx of Fashion, Grès would often alter her date of birth (depending on who was interviewing her) and she changed her name several times during her career, making it difficult to pinpoint her origins.

Laurence Benaïm, a journalist for the French newspaper Le Monde, was the first. Madame Grès was an enigmatic figure. Beginning her career in the twenties, she was a reclusive but dedicated legend for the coterie of fashion insiders over the decades.

Her oeuvre is now the triumphant subject of an exhibition in Paris, which showcases her creations (until 28 August). Madame Grès () was a remarkable couturier in the 20th century, known for using delicate pleats which turned ordinary fabric into Greek sculpture.

On display at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris. Grès was born Germaine Krebs in Paris in She originally wanted to be a sculptor, but was unsuccessful. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a variety of books on fashion, the best part is they are free to download.

The subjects vary from memoirs to documentaries, from design inspirations to history. Madame Grès by Richard Martin and Harold Koda: This book celebrates a designer with exceptional vision who gave the fashion world, drapé or draped. Madame Gres $ To elect to devote an exhibition at The Costume Institute to the work of and individual living designer is a significant decision.

Yet we have chosen to do so unequivocally for Madame Grès. We provided curated content in the forms of relevant books and magazines which help them to get the knowledge they are looking to. Undeniably Gres's drape is a supreme cipher; it owes its imputed mystery to the elements of voluptuous excitability, pensive sensuality, and repressed eroticism.

It is a perfect neoclassicism. [This book was originally published in and has gone out of print. This edition is a print-on-demand version of the original book.] show more. Madame Grès (–) born Germaine Émilie Krebs, also known as Alix Barton and Alix, was a leading French couturier of her generation and costume designer.

She founded the former haute couture fashion house "Grès" as well as the associated perfume house "Parfums Grès" which still exists today in ered as the "Sphinx of Fashion", Grès was.

GR É S, Madame. French designer. Born: Germain "Alix" Barton in Paris, 30 November Education: Studied painting and sculpture, : Married Serge Czerefkov, late s; daughter: : Served three-month apprenticeship with Premet, Paris, ; made and sold toiles using the name Alix Barton, Paris, s; designer, Maison Alix (not her own.

Madame GRÈS 5. 14/08/12 Table of Contents. 6— Foreword Didier Grumbach. 12— Introduction Kaat Debo & Olivier Saillard. 24— Madame Grès, couture at work.

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Madame Gres launched her design house under the name Gres in Paris in Formally trained as a sculptress, she produced haute couture designs for an array of fashionable women, including the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Dolores del s: 2.

Madame Grès: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 13th September to 27th November Richard Harrison Martin, Harold Koda Metropolitan Museum of Art, - Clothing and dress. A remarkable couturier, with a career spanning half a century, Madame Alix Grès () was known for using delicate pleats which turned ordinary fabric into Grecian-style sculptures.

This is. History. Germaine Émilie Krebs (–), known as Alix Barton and later as "Madame Grès", relaunched her design house under the name Grès in Paris in Prior to this, she worked as "Alix" or "Alix Grès" during the s. Formally trained as a sculptress, she produced haute couture designs for an array of fashionable women, including the Duchess of Windsor.

While the classically inspired Grecian gown designed by Madame Alix Gres is widely recognized and admired, little else of the brilliant couturier s life or work has received close attention.

This book, by far the most detailed study yet published on this influential fashion designer, carefully analyzes Madame Gres innovative construction. The book Madame Grès: Sculptural Fashion commemorates the ever-ephemeral fashion exhibition of the same name (which closed at MoMu Fashion Museum, Province of Antwerp in February of this year) and adds to the growing body of knowledge on this important twentieth-century designer.

Often re-interpreting classical Greek sculptural forms, and best. This book, by far the most detailed study yet published on this influential fashion designer, carefully analyzes Madame Gres' innovative construction techniques and connects her designs to the art styles and movements that inspired and informed her usly illustrated with images of fabulous clothes designed by Madame Gres, the Reviews: 5.