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    Sale 5420

    20th Century Fashion & Accessories

    4 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 332

    MADAME GRÈS, A RARE DAY DRESS, 1940S

    Price Realised  

    MADAME GRÈS, A RARE DAY DRESS, 1940S
    black moiré silk, with elbow length sleeves and full skirts, the bodice draped and folded to create a waistcoat-effect, labelled Grès, secondary label Santina Buenos Ayres


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    Beautifully constructed, this is an unusual example of Madame Grès' abilities beyond the more usual evening wear. The cunning bodice employs her signature methods of draping and pleating, to a more subdued but extremely elegant effect.

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