Evening ensemble of cream silk jersey composed of draped blouse, full-length skirt, and wide belt: (a) one-shouldered; blouse is attached to circle of thin piping of self-fabric which rests on right shoulder; open along RS, slight tacking; drapes to upper-thigh length; (b) thin waistband; CB closure with snaps; fine pleating; full-length (c) RS closure with hook and eye; fine horizontal pleating stitched down at moderately wide intervals; boning at SS.


  • Title: Evening ensemble
  • Creator: Madame Grès (Alix Barton)
  • Date Created: 1967–85
  • Physical Dimensions: (a) L. at center back 16 in. (40.6 cm) (b) L. at center back 46 in. (116.9 cm) (c) L. 25¼ in. (64.2 cm)
  • Season: 1967–85
  • Type: Evening ensemble
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/79535
  • Medium: silk
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: Gift of Chessy Rayner, 1997
  • Creator Death Date: 1993
  • Creator Birth Date: 1903
  • Accession Number: 1997.116.38a–c

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