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Friday, 30 October 2015

Rare Vintage. Marcelle Alix.

Once in a while you find what can only be described as a dream dress. Labelled Marcelle Alix gowns are a true rarity. Marcelle Alix Couture traces its roots back to Germaine Émilie Krebs, otherwise known as Madame Grès, renowned for her fabulous draped and pleated grecian gowns.
                   
RARE Marcelle Alix Couture, labelled gown. Circa 1940s
This gown is a true reflection of the design style of Grès. Marcelle Alix produced collections that were influenced by that magical touch, with the use of yards of jersey fabric, intricately pleated and draped. This gown has numerous hooks and eyes, and press studs to secure and wrap the gown about the wearer. 
Marcelle Alix Gown : yards of draping.

Marcelle Alix ; more of that hallmark pleating
For more examples why not visit our Pinterest board about Marcelle Alix and related designs. There are more links to the few Marcelle Alix designs that have come up for auction, and also to the Marcelle Alix gown in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Marcelle Alix : Metropolitan Museum of Art

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