Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Madame Grès - Inspiration

Photo from the New York Times article.
Credit: Pierre Antoine

While in paris on a recent trip, Hester found  a kindred spirit and a source of inspiration in designer Madame Grès, at an amazing exhibition in Paris at the Musee Bourdelle.

“I wanted to be a sculptor — for me it is just the same to work with fabric or stone” 
- Madame Grès

Grès is the legendary creator of the draped dress, and just as she draped fabric, Hester drapes and works with leather in her creations.  Who knows what wonderful new bag design Hester will create as a result of seeing this beautiful exhibition! 

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