The Madame Grès exhibition at the Musée Bourdelle is still one of my all-time favourites. I can’t quite believe it was ten years ago – and little did I realise how precious international travel would become!
I was drawn to scan this incredible piece by her today, and when I looked at my post from 2011 I realise that it was one of those I photographed. Well, I pretty much photographed them all, but it was one of the chosen ones for my post. And although my tastes and style have changed somewhat since then, I would still count an original Madame Grès as my holiest of holy grails.
Photographed by David Bailey.
Scanned from Vogue, March 1973.
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What a wonderful reminder to consider the extraordinary brilliance of Madame Grès.
She is without doubt the inspiration for so many great designers that followed. The breadth of her work is incredible. I had not realised that it had all came to such a crude and undignified end. Burning the archives, unthinkable.
Thank you for posting Liz. Always a pleasure and a treat.