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Madame Grès

Haute couture green dress, circa 1945


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Designed by the legendary haute couturier Madame Gres, this chic dress in green silk jersey features two elegant sashes to the bodice, a flattering v-neckline and short sleeves. The unfinished hem and draping are known as signatures of Madame Gres. A designer who understood how to drape and shape fabric beautifully, this dress is a fantastic example of a design legend.


  • Constructed in green silk jersey
  • Featuring a signature unfinished hemline and sash detail to the front
  • Zip fastening to the rear
  • Excellent condition with the original label
  • Professionally dry cleaned and ozone-treated
  • Inspected by a couture-trained seamstress
  • All vintage items have been previously worn, gentle signs of wear are an inherent part of the piece


  • Shoulder: 42cm
  • Bust: 86cm
  • Waist: 68cm
  • Hip: 94cm
  • Length: 103cm
  • Sleeve: 25cm
  • We estimate this piece to be a UK size M
  • We have been as accurate as possible with the measurements provided, however please note that as vintage clothing does not follow modern standardised sizing we have created a size guide for reference. If you have any questions regarding sizing please use the 'Need Help? Contact Us' tab above

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How to ensure the perfect fit



From shoulder tip to shoulder tip.


The fullest part of your bustline.


From the outside of the shoulder to the cuff.


Your body’s natural waistline at its slimmest point, just above the navel.

5. HIP

Measure around the point of your hips at the top of the legs. This will be approximately nine inches below your natural waistline.


The distance from the top of your inner thigh to the ankle.


Lengths are taken from the highest point of the garment (the shoulder or the neckline) to the hem.