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Monday, July 11, 2011

Ode to Madame Gres’ Draped Fashion

The creation “Femina dress, 1946″ by French fashion designer Madame Gres (1903-1993) is displayed during the exhibition “Madame Gres, Couture at Work” at the Bourdelle Museum in Paris July 7, 2011. For this celebrated couturier, who pleated and draped her waythrough a half century career in fashion, the art of meticulously folding fabric over the body to create dramatic sculpted forms elevated craft to art. Some 80 flowing creations from the artist who died in 1993 are on display this summer at Paris’ Musee Bourdelle, the first retrospective of this legendary Parisian with the signature Angora turban to whom contemporary fashion designers owe much. The exhibition will end on August 28.
Story from PARIS (REUTERS)
(Reporting by Alexandria Sage, editing by Paul Casciato)
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