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 originally trained as a sculptor, but became famous for her flowing, draped haute couture designs. Unfortunately the once famous fashion house eventually went bankrupt in the 1980s. Her first perfume launched in 1959 was Cabochard followed by Cabotine in 1990, Folie Douce in 1997 and Cabaret in 2003.