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Evening Dress, Madame Grès: ca. 1944, one-piece cut of silk jersey finely pleated. "...Madame Grès opened the fashion house Alix in 1934, but was forces to close it in 1939. In 1942 she opened a new house under her husband's "nom d'artiste", Grès. In the mid-1930s she became known for extravagantly arranged clothes made of silk jersey in the classical Greek style and with few visible seams..."

Evening Dress Grès 1944 A women's evening dress made of a white silk jersey. This one-piece dress is finely pleated with eleven bones inside bodice. Source: The Kyoto Costume Institute