Lot 115 : A rare and early Alix/ Madame Grès couture draped jersey 'bustle' dress, circa 1936.
A rare and early Alix/ Madame Grès couture draped jersey 'bustle' dress, circa 1936. unlabelled, with wing-like drapes to the narrow, heavily-padded shoulders, simple slit armholes below, the jersey pulled tight across the bodice with rear hook and eye closure, a broad swag of fabric entwines and encircles the hips, culminating in three bustle-like swags to the rear, the skirt falling in vertical drapes below, bust approx 77cm, 30in, waist 56cm, 22in Provenance: formerly part of the Madame Grès Archive Alix made a feature of rolled peplums in her Spring-Summer 1936 collection..
Estimate:£2500 - £3500
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