Thursday, 17 February 2011
Madame GRES scarves at :Lali shop:
Germaine Emilie Krebs (1903–1993), known as "Madame Grès", launched her design house under the name Grès in Paris in 1942. Formally trained as a sculptress, she produced haute couture designs for an array of fashionable women, including Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Jacqueline Kennedy. Her signature was cut-outs on gowns that made exposed skin part of the design, yet still had a classical, sophisticated feel. She was renowned for being the last of the haute couture houses to establish a ready-to-wear line, which she called a "prostitution".
We've got a few of her graphic print silk scarves. I'd be tempted to frame them and put them on my wall.