Drop dead gorgeous 1940's red dress. I wish I could have lived then. The clothes were so powerfully feminine.

Drop dead gorgeous 1940's red dress. I wish I could have lived then. The clothes were so powerfully feminine.

Madame Grès jacket ca. 1939 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Madame Grès jacket ca. 1939 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening dress Madame ( Alix ) Grès c.1950 Pleated and draped, classical in style. Strapless bodice and overskirt drape in black over underskirt of ivory

Evening dress Madame ( Alix ) Grès c.1950 Pleated and draped, classical in style. Strapless bodice and overskirt drape in black over underskirt of ivory

Evening dress Designer: Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region) Date: ca. 1970 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 44 in. (111.8 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Anne Englehard de la Renta, 1994 Accession Number: 1994.554.1

Evening dress Designer: Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region) Date: ca. 1970 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 44 in. (111.8 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Anne Englehard de la Renta, 1994 Accession Number: 1994.554.1

Add to MyMet    Permalink ADDITIONAL IMAGES (5)      Evening dress Designer: James Galanos (American, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1924) Date: fall/winter 1957–58 Culture: American Medium: silk, synthetic pearl, plastic Dimensions: Length at CB: 57 in. (144.8 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Betty Furness, 1986 Accession Number: 1986.517.1

Add to MyMet Permalink ADDITIONAL IMAGES (5) Evening dress Designer: James Galanos (American, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1924) Date: fall/winter 1957–58 Culture: American Medium: silk, synthetic pearl, plastic Dimensions: Length at CB: 57 in. (144.8 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Betty Furness, 1986 Accession Number: 1986.517.1

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