Inspiring, fresh, modern, with breathtaking creations from her real name Germaine Krebs to her couture name Madame Grès, from her first work at Alix to her own couture Maison: Grès … 80 key pieces starting from the couturier’s ‘Alix’ period in 1934 until her very last design commissioned by Hubert De Givenchy in 1989, about 100 sketches and 50 original pictures from photographers such as Richard Avedon or Guy Bourdin …
To inaugurate the Musée Galliera ‘off the walls’ programming he brilliantly took fashion out of fashion museums giving the possibility to pieces looking like sculptures to breathe among other sculptures. Mainly famous for her use of jersey and draping (thanks to her incredible technique a width of jersey of 280 cm would end up as only just 7cm wide !), Madame Grès symbolizes the very essence of couture, the rigor of minimalism.
Musée Bourdelle (until July 24th)
16 rue Antoine Bourdelle, 75015 Paris
Tél. : 01 49 54 73 73
‘Madame Grès, La Couture à L’Oeuvre’ is the 1st retrospective in Paris of the work of this visionary couturier, an amazing exhibition organized by the Musée Galliera, and showcased at Musée Bourdelle – Madame Grès (1903-1993) continued to repeat throughout her life: “I wanted to be a sculptor. For me, it’s the same thing to work the fabric or the stone” - So curator Olivier Saillard had the fantastic concept to exhibit those sculpture-like pieces among other sculptures with a great very pure display in the Musée Bourdelle.
May 18 13 @ 12:00 PMICFF 2013
May 18 13 @ 5:06 PMIHEARTCOMIX Presents: OFF/CNTR
May 18 13 @ 5:10 PMThe Killers at Barclays Center
May 19 13 @ 5:16 PMIron & Wine at The Capitol Theatre
May 20 13 @ 5:32 PMTom Petty & the Heartbreakers
May 21 13 @ 5:23 PMMoMA's Annual Party in the Garden
May 22 13 @ 5:37 PMof Montreal at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall