The Myri was inspired in part by looking at iconic dresses from the century that have stood the test of time. Madame Gres understood that draped garments would fit perfectly into the modern women’s lifestyles. Here: Madame Grès evening gown Vogue 1950
fashioninhistory: Evening Dress (detail) Madame Grès 1958 Grès, working earlier as Alix, created dresses in shafts of fabric, the diverse fluting of which served on the body like the entasis of a classical column.
Evening dress Designer: Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris Var region) Date: late Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: (a) L. at center front 47 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Chessy Rayner, 1997