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Grès, Madame; navy silk long jersey dress

Description

Madame Grès evening dress; navy silk jersey full-length gown is finely pleated on a halter bodice and has a diamond cutout midriff, front closure and straps that stream into a T-shaped back. The sculptured bodice is fitted to the waist and attached to a quilted inner structure, all of which leads to a flowing skirt. silk jersey.

Source

HCT.1997.34.1

Date

1975

Relation

Additional fiber images and information available at the CAMEO Materials Database at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Provenance

This dress belonged to Countess Georgina Brandolini D'Adda. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her mother, Sylvia Regis de Oliveira, was the daughter of a prominent Brazilian diplomat. Her father was Jean Louis de Faucigny Lucinge, a French prince. Born in the Fifties, Georgina grew up in Paris and married Ruy Brandolini D' Adda, a nephew of Gianni Agnelli, before going to work for Valentino. After serving for 20 years as, variously, Valentino's muse, right hand and unofficial PR liaison, she became head of ready-to-wear at Balmain and then started her own line of luxury knitwear in 2004.

Designer

Grès, Madam

Design Elements

Tube Silhouette

Fiber/Fabric Information

fabric structure=knit, fiber content=Silk

Decade

1970-1979

Color

Navy

Files

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Silk Fiber
Silk Fiber
Silk Fiber
Silk Fiber

Collection

Citation

“Grès, Madame; navy silk long jersey dress,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed December 1, 2020, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/3250.

Item Relations

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