Madame Grès

Madame Grès



Madame Grès worked 365 days a year for half a century at her craft and seldom did she respond to the changes of silhouette, waistline or hem length dictated by anything other than her own talent. In the 1980s Mademoiselle sold her house to Yagi Tsucho, a Japanese company, which failed and closed the business. The only part of her business still operating is the perfume house, which was started with Cabochard in 1959. The name means “pig-headed”, which must have raised more than a few chuckles when it was first introduced. So typical of this determined, talented woman, who went her own way to create beautiful dresses.