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A Madame Grès purple draped silk jersey evening gown, circa 1945. Photo Kerry Taylor Auctions.

un-labelled, the front bodice with intricate pleats, hook and eye fastening, the bodice back draped in a capelet-like cowl over V-shaped opening, bust 81cm, 32in, waist 56cm, 22in

A similar short black version of this gown was sold by KTA 25.6.2013 lot 71.

Kerry Taylor Auctions. Jun 24, 2014. 249 Long Lane, London, SE1 4PR, United Kingdom