Cocktail dress

Designer: Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region)

Date: ca. 1960

Culture: French

Medium: silk

Credit Line: Purchase, Gifts from Various Donors, 1993

Accession Number: 1993.190


Always sympathetic to the sari—its function to wrap and its propagation of bias as a consequence of spiraling drapery—Madame Grès was particularly influenced by her research sojourn in India in the 1950s.