Grès, Madame; navy silk long jersey dress
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.
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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.
fabric structure=knit, fiber content=Silk
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