An ultra chic and incredibly rare Madame Grès haute couture sculpted maxi dress and multi-purpose caftan shawl dating back to the mid 1970's. Madame Grès felt that the true job of the couturier was not to create a name for one's self, as many designers do, but to pay rigorous attention to the clothing. This eye-catching ensemble has so much detail, you can tell it was made with skilled devotion. The gorgeous print she uses for this set reads so modern; a vibrant graphic tribal motif in hues of blue, black and orange. An alluring sleeveless high-neck bodice with a flattering sculpted maxi skirt keeps the dress classic. The matching caftan shawl is a wonderland for imagination. There are so many ways to style this epic piece! We loved it as a hooded headscarf, an asymmetric caftan blouse, an off-shoulder overlay and even just as a beautiful shawl wrap. We added many pictures so you can see. The workmanship is of the highly level as one would expect from such an iconic couturier. This museum quality designer dress ensemble resonates powerfully today, not only because of its intrinsic beauty, but also because it is an important aesthetic work of wearable art for the perfect bohemian chic vibe.
Measurements Bust: 33-34 inches Waist: 28 inches Hips: up to 36 inches Total Length: 60 inches
This Madame Gres haute couture labeled gown set is in beautiful condition with no stains, holes or discoloration. Presents beautifully. Perfectly working hand set side metal-zipper and hidden neck snaps. The level of work in this piece would only be found in the highest couture of today. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.