Mme. Alix Grès was born Germaine Emilie Krebs in 1903. She began designing under the name "Alix Barton" in the 1930s, then launched her design house under the name Grès in Paris in 1942. She was originally trained as a sculptor, and became famous for her flowing, draped haute couture designs. Unlike many of her contemporaries, she resisted the move into more profitable ready-to-wear lines, and the once famous house eventually went bankrupt in the 1980s. Grès passed away in 1993.
The Grès fragrance license is held by Swiss company Art Fragrance.
Recent fragrances from Grès
Recent releases include Caline (2005), Caline Night (2006), Fleur de Cabotine and Ambre de Cabochard (2007), Caline Sweet Appeal (2007), Hommage a Marlene Dietrich My Dream, My Life & My Passion (2008), Cabotine Delight (2008), Hommage a Greta Garbo Mythos, Sphinx & Goddess (2009), Cabotine Gold (2009), Cabotine Aquarelle, Cabotine Sensuelle (2009), Caline Exotic Moments (2010), Caline Blooming Moments and Caline Tender Moments (2010), Cabotine Green Summer and Cabotine Moonflower (2010), Cabotine Floralisme & Cabotine Cristalisme (2011), Cabotine Fleur d’Ivoire & Cabotine Fleur de Passion (2011), Fleur de Cabotine Bouquet (2012), Madame Grès (2013), Cabotine Eau Vivide & Cabotine Fleur Splendide (2013), Lumière Blanche, Lumière Noire & Lumière Rose (2013), Cabotine Floralie & Rosalie (2014), Cabochard Rose Elegante (2014), Pièce Unique (2015).
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