I expect you are enjoying summer. Today I want to talk about a singular woman. Germaine Émilie Krebs, better known as Madame Grès. French, her authentic passion was sculpture that reflected after displaying her capacity to manipulate fabrics over the mannequins. Minimal and greek world influences, are present at each one and all of her designs. Ancient cultures, oriental, african, indian, her source of inspiration. The fabrics adopted at her capricious hands , different shapes, rectilinear, sinuous, draped, folds, that she sculpted such stone , where the fusion between dress and body was the maxim. So discret, when anybody asked her about some of her designs, she used to say she hadn´t anything to say but too much to show. At 2011 Boudelle Museum, sculpture museum, in Paris made a retrospective about her work, a scenery that it´s for sure would have liked the designer to set her marvelous compositions. She left a huge legacy being influence for so many designers af all times. Her purist and timeless concept turn out to be to extreme contemporary.
Her night dresses were one of her hallmarks
Conic dress. Bourdelle Museum, Paris
Madame Grès, could transform the fabrics into intrinsic and modern shapes
Another asymmetric dress at Bourdelle Museum, Paris
Apparent simple lines
Bourdelle Museum. Paris
From different angles