Grès, Madame

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Grès, Madame Gender: F
Krebs, Germaine Émilie
born on 30 November 1903 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone PMT m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 06°49' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 09°56 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°19'

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Madame Grès
photo: Lekiketron, license cc-by-sa-3.0


French fashion designer, known as Alix Barton and later as Madame Grès. She re-launched her design house under the name Grès in Paris in 1942. Prior to this, she worked as "Alix" or "Alix Grès" during the 1930s.

Formally trained as a sculptress, she produced haute couture designs for an array of fashionable women, including the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Dolores del Río. Her signature was cut-outs on gowns that made exposed skin part of the design, yet still had a classical, sophisticated feel.

Parfums Grès is the associated perfume house, which still exists, and is now based in Switzerland.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1942 (Re-launched design house under different name)

Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain (EC DG 109)


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (sculptor)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Designer/ Fashion
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner