Draped evening gown of dark-green silk jersey with apron of green silk velvet: (a) plunging v-neckline; sleeveless; CF closure with snaps; fabric tightly pleated and secured by stitching at shoulder and natural waist; skirt flows from waist; modified blouson as fabric is draped at back bodice from shoulders to waist; full-length; (b) moderately large rectangle; CB closure with thin band of green silk with hook and eye, pleated corners of velvet tie at CB; slightly below knee-length.


  • Title: Evening dress
  • Creator: Madame Grès (Alix Barton)
  • Date Created: 1978
  • Physical Dimensions: (a) L. at center back 59 in. (149.8 cm) (b) L. at center front 29 in. (73.7 cm)
  • Season: 1978
  • Type: Evening dress
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/79498
  • Medium: silk
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: Gift of Chessy Rayner, 1997
  • Creator Death Date: 1993
  • Creator Birth Date: 1903
  • Accession Number: 1997.116.1a, b

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