MADAME GRES: SPHINX OF FASHION, by Patricia Mears - 2007


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Madame Gres: Sphinx of Fashion

by Patricia Mears

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, with a GOOD DJ.

  • First Edition.
  • Boards show some light edgewear & a tiny black mark to back board (please see photos). Corners are lightly scuffed.
  • Includes brochure for exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
  • Spine has firm but scuffed ends.
  • Illustrations are bright and clear.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Illustrated DJ has some edgewear.
  • VK2021.0812

172 pages. 9X13 inches.

ISBN: 978-0-300-13692-0

"While the classically inspired “Grecian” gown designed by Madame Alix Grès is widely recognized and admired, little else of the brilliant couturier’s life or work has received close attention. This book, by far the most detailed study yet published on this influential fashion designer, carefully analyzes Madame Grès’ innovative construction techniques and connects her designs to the art styles and movements that inspired and informed her aesthetic.

Gorgeously illustrated with images of fabulous clothes designed by Madame Grès, the book focuses on her long career (spanning the early 1930s to the late 1980s) and refutes the previous understanding that her work was static and unchanging. Rather, her designs consistently changed and evolved, even as a thread of continuity connected them." (From DJ)

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