Madame Gres

The Fashion Historian Madame Gres

Madame Gres was a couturier phenomenon known for using delicate pleats to mold fabrics into sculptors of  Greek goddesses. Originally aspiring to be a sculptor but was unsuccessful in achieving that dream so delved into millinery changed her name and ran a fashion house.


"For a dress to survive from one era to the next, it must be marked with an extreme purity." ~ Madame Grès


Creating a range of sophisticated garments and one of the last courtiers to create a ready to wear line which she named a 'prostitution' shows her inapt depth of unique and individuality exuding from her designs and her motif of style.


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