Ensemble, Grès

EVENING DRESS, RAT TAIL BELT, SKIRT AND CAPE BOTTOM

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  • Satin label woven on the dress, inside mid-back waist, black on ivory: "GREES / PARIS". Belt, skirt bottom and cape without claw.
  • Haute couture, Spring-Summer 1980
  • Fine silk jersey and black viscose from Racine. Black silk pongee.
  • GAL2019.1.30.1-4
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Dated from the haute couture Spring-Summer 1980 collection, this ensemble is composed of a dress, a bottom of the dress, a rat tail belt and an asymmetrically cut cape.

This piece is not an exact reproduction from the fashion show but a black adaptation commissioned by the American customer, Mrs. Lucia M. Collins. Unlike ready-to-wear, the adaptation in haute couture was a common request.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson