Madame Gres: Sphinx of Fashion

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With "fingers of gold," Madame Alix Grès was one of the greatest Parisian couturieres.  It's said that she worked alone, dispensing with cumbersome measurements and crafting by hand, relying on her eye and touch to create her masterpieces. A woman so secretive that even her death in 1993 was kept hidden by her only child, she had a long career that spanned the early 1930s to 1988. This exhibit will leave you awestruck, especially the unbelievable pleating on the matte silk jersey gowns. With more than 70 gowns and a book published in conjunction with it: Madame Grès: Sphinx of Fashion (Yale University Press), you gotta see it to believe it!

For more information, visit The Museum at FIT's Web site.

February 2 to April 19, 2008
The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City

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