A similar dress in green was presented at the exhibition la couture à l'oeuvre, Musée Galliera Hors les murs, musée Bourdelle, Paris, 2011. The New York Fashion institute of Technology also holds a similar model in brown.
A Madame Gres couture draped jersey dinner dress, 1944, small black on white woven label, with finely pleated bodice and rouleaux effect to hips with fine pleats below, concealed hook and eye fastenings to front, bust 86-92cm, waist 66cm, 26in
2 x 2 L shaped tear and repair to front right waist, 2 small moth holes above (midriff area); two darned moth holes to left sleeve, side seams have been slightly taken in at the waist. Two small moth holes to back bodice panel; gathers at left cuff need re-stitching "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."