Nice clean book and dust jacket both are in very near fine condition. ****** From the cover: "Her jersey draperies belong to the legend of haute couture. This tremendous figure, who looked like a nun, was a virtuoso who knew just how to pay tribute to the movement and freedom of the body. Within the boundaries of exoticism and adventure, she illuminated Paris with her genius before vanishing into oblivion. Beyond all fashions, Madame Gres remains a myth."