Olivier Saillard et al. Foreword by Didier Grumbach.
Hannibal Publishing. 2012. A French edition (La Couture à l'Oeuvre) was published in 2011. Cloth-backed boards. 216 pages. Illustrated throughout with colour and b&w photographs, and sketches. 260 x 210mm (10¼ x 8¼"). 1.1kg. 9789491376276. English. With Dutch translation. Very good; slight shelf wear to boards, knock to top forecorner of front board, barcode label to rear board.
A thoughtful and immersive catalogue for an exhibition of Madame Grès' fashion designs. The 80 outfits featured in the exhibition are illustrated here; each one is photographed three times (from the front, back and side) giving an invaluable document for students and designers. There follows a section of archival photographs of the dresses used for advertising and magazines. There is also a chapter reproducing Grès original drawings, a full biography and a couple of scholarly essays.