Madame Grés, sculptor turned fashion designer, opened her own haute couture fashion house
in 1942. Her signature jersey and silk gowns were often draped like robes of Greek goddesses,
and tended to have slits that exposed skin in creative and sophisticated ways. Her designs are
immaculate, and her exposition at the Musée Bourdelle completely blew me away. Set amongst marble sculptures by the artist Antoine Bourdelle, these dresses were incredible, and totally inspired my decision to have my wedding gown custom-made to look like one of these...
'cause that's not expensive, right?