The Poetic Toil of Madame Grès

“I wanted to be a sculptor — for me it is just the same to work with fabric or stone,” claimed the designer, Madame Grès, whose intricate dresses hang in chiseled pleats and folds among mighty statues at the Musee Bourdelle in Paris till the end of July 2011. The Madame Grès creative designs showcased in this museum exhibition demonstrate that fashion can indeed be an art form labored with rigorous and dedicated craftsmanship. It inspires the visitor to think about the poetic toil of human hands. And how different the concept of fashion was in the days when clothes were fitted and bespoke to the a woman’s curvature, rather than today’s popular approximated sense of sizing ready-to-wear!

All images courtesy of Style Bubble.

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