Grès is known for her Greek dresses, but the timelessness of her designs is not just a function of their classicism; part of the reason they stay modern is that the designer’s primary focus is the body; she The second, fabric. She has no interest in vagaries of trends. In addition, Grace was trained as an artist, and Saillard observes, “not so much a fashion designer as a sculptor”. His assessment is in line with Vogue‘s view of designers. “Alix – with the soul of a sculptor and the gift of putting new clothes on Western civilization – is the talk of Paris. The veil of this young haute couture newcomer is making a loud voice for the fashion world,” The magazine said enthusiastically in 1935. .
from Vogue File: Edwina d’Erlanger in an Alix chiffon dress. Horst P Photo. Horst, Vogue, February70, 1935