Madame Grès was the chosen name of Germaine Émilie Krebs (1903-1993). She launched her design house under the name Grès in Paris in 1942. Some of her work is currently on exhibit at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris. As these gowns suggest, she was formally trained as a sculptor. Considering that many of these gowns were created more than a half century ago, it’s amazing how stunningly timeless her aesthetic is. Her work is indeed art.