Gorgeous and incredibility rare Madame Grès haute couture heavily pleated silk-jersey gown dating back to her 1975 Autumn-Winter collection. Madame Grès felt that the true job of the couturier was not to create a name for one's self, as many designers do, but to pay rigorous attention to the clothing. This stunning draped mocha brown gown has so much detail, you can tell it was made with loving devotion. That color pop of beige really brings this dress to a new level. The seductive bodice has a low-cut halter style neckline with scrolling heavily pleated bands. My favorite design detail is the flirty cut-outs around the bodice which add so much sex appeal and interest. Flattering asymmetric hem columnar skirt with matching pleated waist belt. Grès had an extraordinarily long career. Through each decade, which encompassed huge changes in fashion, her work remained consistent and timeless. Any one of her elegant gowns could be seen walking a red carpet today. A rare piece of fashion history in museum quality.
Bust: 30-31 inches
Waist: 21 inches
Hips: up to 35 inches
Total Length: 64 inches
This Madame Gres haute couture 'défilé de mode' labeled gown is in excellent condition with no stains, holes or discoloration. Perfectly working hand set metal-zipper and an impressive boned corset bodice structure. The level of work in this piece would only be found in the highest couture of today. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.