The Power of the Needle: Madame Grés

If you don't know Madame Grés here something to start you off.

I remember when I was a student in FIT, hearing about Madame Grés. Then I saw them in person at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.The drape, the pleating, the creativity, it left me awestruck. Then you hear her story. She was a couturier designer with her own house, and then when the German's occupied Paris, that's when her needle to show them (the Nazi's) what she was made of.

Read and see more here: Madame Grés:

The Art of Draping:

Wikipedia: Madame Grés

The dress with the Star of David:

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