Four grown kids, six delightful grandchildren, constant, long-time partner. A retired academic, I'm adapting to life in a Vancouver condo after decades in a waterfront home on a very small (Canadian) West Coast island. Keen to discover what new priorities emerge, what interests persist, in this urban life after 60!
Thanks for all your "safe travelling" wishes -- yesterday was a long day, 13 hours in transit by the time I walked in the door and put my suitcase down, my feet up.
And, as I said yesterday, I'm spending today with my granddaughter Nola.
So once again, I'm drawing from my bank of photos of the Madame Grès exhibit that I believe is still on at the Musée Antoine Bourdelle in Paris. A wonderful exhibition I've already posted about three times.
You should be able to click to enlarge any of these photos -- and it's really worth taking the time to do so, especially for these marvellous sketches by Madame. It's also worth looking closely at the intricacy of the pleating details in the cream evening robes below (an interpretive sign puts one of these at 1964, and notes that it's made of silk jersey -- a favourite textile of Mme. Grès's).
And that's all I'm going to say about these, as I'm conserving time for someone very important -- but I'd love, as always, to hear what you have to say. . . .