Madame Grès (full name Germaine Emilie Krebs) is considered the maître of couture. She has first opened her fashion house "Grès" in 1942, in Paris. She had a considerable success and was mostly known for her beautiful gowns. Also, she was known for her criticism of ready-to-wear trend that most of haute couture houses have turned to during her time in the fashion business. She considered redy-to-wear to be 'prostitution'. However, in the end she did turn to launching her own ready-to-wear line.
This month Musée Bourdelle is honouring Madame Grès. There are eighty pieces presented at the exhibition. Those from the 'Alix' period from 1934, works that has been commissioned by Givenchy, as well as, hundred sketches and fifty original pictures.