Saturday, August 20, 2011
Madame Gres Exhibition, Bourdelle Museum, Paris
The Madame Gres Exhibition in Paris is closing this month, and it was one of the most divine collections I've ever seen, juxtaposed with the fabulous sculptures of the Bourdelle Museum. Thanks to a grant from the Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, the dresses, illustrations and jewelry were perfectly showcased. Madame Gres died at the age of 90 in 1993, and her designs could be plucked off the rack today for myriad occasions. The clean lines of some of the dresses reminded me of those worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. Suzy Menkes wrote a great review in the New York Times earlier this year if you want to read more about the designer or the exhibit. The museum did not allow me to take photos with a flash, so I did my best to capture the some of the delights. Please subscribe to my blog in the box above, and watch for more postings soon!