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Madame Gres Gres lets the razor-thin pleats of the bodice flow into a beautiful arrangement of scallops along the neckline, giving the piece a timeless, sculptural appearance. Date: 1968

Evening Dress (detail) Madame Grès 1958 Grès, working earlier as Alix, created dresses in shafts of fabric, the diverse fluting of which served on the body like the entasis of a classical column. Seaming together fabric vertically so as to be continuous from hem to neckline, Grès pleated and tucked the materials into a shaping suitable to the body: the same fabric is buoyant and fluid when release-pleated from the waist down. She simulated a waist seam by tight tucking that continues through…